moorish

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See also: Moorish and moreish

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moor +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

moorish (comparative more moorish, superlative most moorish)

  1. (now rare) Boggy, marshy; like a moor.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.3:
      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 [...].