adjective /ˈmɔːɹɪʃ/
Boggy, marshy; like a moor.

glow-worms, fire-drakes, meteors, ignis fatuus [...], with many such that appear in moorish grounds, about churchyards, moist valleys, or where battles have been fought [...].

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  • Moorish — Moor ish, a. [From 2d {Moor}.] Having the characteristics of a moor or heath. Moorish fens. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] {Moorish architecture}, the style developed by the Moors in the later Middle Ages, esp. in Spain, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moorish — of or pertaining to Moors, mid 15c., from MOOR (Cf. Moor) + ISH (Cf. ish) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Moorish — [[t]mʊ͟ərɪʃ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Something that is Moorish belongs to or is characteristic of the Muslim civilization in North Africa and Spain between the 8th and the 15th century A.D. ...a medieval Moorish palace …   English dictionary

  • Moorish — Moor|ish [ˈmuərıʃ US ˈmur ] adj relating to the Moors ▪ Moorish architecture …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Moorish — adjective connected with the Moors: Moorish architecture in Spain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Moorish — Moor•ish [[t]ˈmʊər ɪʃ[/t]] adj. peo of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Moors or Moorish culture • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME morys …   From formal English to slang

  • Moorish — Moor ► NOUN ▪ a member of a NW African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. DERIVATIVES Moorish adjective. ORIGIN Greek Mauros inhabitant of Mauretania (an ancient region of N. Africa) …   English terms dictionary

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