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moorish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moorish  \Moor"ish\,  a.  [From  2d  {Moor}.] 
  Having  the  characteristics  of  a  moor  or  heath.  ``Moorish 
  fens.''  --Thomson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moorish  \Moor"ish\,  a.  [See  1st  {Moor},  and  cf  {Morris}, 
  {Moresque}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Morocco  or  the  Moors;  in  the  style  of  the 
  Moors. 
 
  {Moorish  architecture},  the  style  developed  by  the  Moors  in 
  the  later  Middle  Ages,  esp.  in  Spain,  in  which  the  arch 
  had  the  form  of  a  horseshoe,  and  the  ornamentation 
  admitted  no  representation  of  animal  life.  It  has  many 
  points  of  resemblance  to  the  Arabian  and  Persian  styles, 
  but  should  be  distinguished  from  them  See  Illust.  under 
  {Moresque}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Moorish 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  Moors;  "Moorish 
  architecture"  [syn:  {Moorish},  {moresque},  {Moresque}] 
  n  :  a  style  of  architecture  common  in  Spain  from  the  13th  to 
  16th  centuries;  characterized  by  the  horseshoe  (Moorish) 
  arch  [syn:  {Moorish},  {Moorish  architecture}] 




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