Moorish architecture
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 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}. [1913 Webster]


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