Ta·​ras·​can tə-ˈra-skən How to pronounce Tarascan (audio) -ˈrä- How to pronounce Tarascan (audio)
plural Tarascans : a member of an Indigenous people of the state of Michoacán, Mexico : purépecha
: the language of the Tarascan people : purépecha

Word History


Spanish tarasco

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tarascan was in 1887

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“Tarascan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tarascan. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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