from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people of southwest Mexico whose civilization was at its height from the 14th century until the Spanish conquest.
- n. A descendant of this people.
- n. The language of the Tarascans, of no known linguistic affiliation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the Purepecha people.
- proper n. The Purepecha language.
Spanish tarasco, from a Purepecha word meaning indistinctly "father-in-law" or "son-in-law". (Wiktionary)