See also: Morris



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Etymology 1Edit

From Moorish.


morris (plural morrises)

  1. (weaponry) A type of pike.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 49.:
      Another kind of pike called a morris, that is a Moorish pike, was much in fashion about the reigns of Henry VIII. and Elizabeth.
  2. A morris dance.


morris (third-person singular simple present morrises, present participle morrising, simple past and past participle morrised)

  1. To perform morris dancing.

Etymology 2Edit

From Morris, the surname of its discoverer.


morris (plural morrises)

  1. A marine fish with a very slender, flat, transparent body, now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for morris in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)