n. pl. Mu·déja·res (-hä-rĕs′)
A Muslim who remained in Spain after it had been reconquered by the Christians in the Middle Ages.
Of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture of the 12th to the 17th century, combining Moorish and Gothic forms.
[Spanish, from Arabic mudajjan, permitted to remain, Mudéjar, passive participle of dajjana, to allow to remain, from dajana, to remain, stay; see dgn in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
(click for a larger image)Mudéjar
Tower of San Martín
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