Tuscan
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Toscayne, ultimately from Medieval Latin Tuscanus Tuscan, Etruscan, from Latin Tusci Etruscans Date: circa 1509 1. a native or inhabitant of Tuscany 2. a. the Italian language as spoken in Tuscany b. the standard literary dialect of Italian II. adjective Date: 1563 1. of or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture that is of Roman origin and plain in style 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of Tuscany, the Tuscans, or Tuscan

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