Tuscan

noun
Tus·​can | \ ˈtə-skən How to pronounce Tuscan (audio) \

Definition of Tuscan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Tuscany
2a : the Italian language as spoken in Tuscany
b : the standard literary dialect of Italian

Tuscan

adjective

Definition of Tuscan (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Tuscany, the Tuscans, or Tuscan
2 : of or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture that is of Roman origin and plain in style

First Known Use of Tuscan

Noun

circa 1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Tuscan

Noun

Middle English Toscayne, ultimately from Medieval Latin Tuscanus Tuscan, Etruscan, from Latin Tusci Etruscans

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“Tuscan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuscan. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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