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See also: Moorish and moreish



From moor +‎ -ish.



moorish (comparative more moorish, superlative most moorish)

  1. (now rare) Boggy, marshy; like a moor.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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 […].