Tuscan [tus′kən]
[ME < L Tuscanus < Tuscus, an Etruscan]
1. of Tuscany or its people, language, or culture
2. designating or of a classical (Roman) order of architecture, distinguished by its smooth columns with a ringlike capital and no decoration: see ORDER
1. a person born or living in Tuscany
2. the variety of Italian spoken in Tuscany, accepted as standard literary Italian

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