tosca

noun tos·ca \ ˈtōskə \

Definition of tosca

plural -s
1 :a calcium carbonate deposit occurring in the loess of the pampas — compare caliche
2 :a soft coral limestone deposit used for various purposes in Puerto Rico (as for masonry, road surfacing, ballast, and as fertilizer)

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Origin and Etymology of tosca

American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of tosco rough, unpolished, uncouth, probably from Latin tuscus Tuscan; from the disreputable character of the inhabitants of the Vicus Tuscus Tuscan Street in ancient Rome


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