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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TUS'CAN, a. Pertaining to Tuscany in Italy; an epithet given to one of the orders of columns, the most ancient and simple.
TUS'CAN, n. An order of columns.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to or characteristic of Tuscany or its people n
1: a resident of Tuscany
2: a dialect of Italian spoken in Tuscany (especially Florence)

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 an inhabitant of Tuscany in central Italy. 2 the classical Italian language of Tuscany. --adj. 1 of or relating to Tuscany or the Tuscans. 2 Archit. denoting the least ornamented of the classical orders. Phrases and idioms: Tuscan straw fine yellow wheat-straw used for hats etc. Etymology: ME f. F f. L Tuscanus f. Tuscus Etruscan

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tuscan Tus"can, n. A native or inhabitant of Tuscany.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tuscan Tus"can, a. [L. Tyscanus, Tuscus.] Of or pertaining to Tuscany in Italy; -- specifically designating one of the five orders of architecture recognized and described by the Italian writers of the 16th century, or characteristic of the order. The original of this order was not used by the Greeks, but by the Romans under the Empire. See Order, and Illust. of Capital.



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