Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Tuscany, its people, or their language.
  • adj. Architecture Of or relating to the Tuscan order.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Tuscany.
  • n. Any of the dialects of Italian spoken in Tuscany.
  • n. The standard literary form of Italian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Tuscany or its inhabitants.
  • n. a person from or inhabitant of Tuscany

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Tuscany.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Tuscany, a former grand duchy, now a compartimento of the present kingdom of Italy, corresponding generally to the ancient Etruria.
  • n. An inhabitant of Tuscany.
  • n. In architecture, the Tuscan order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin Tuscānus, Etruscan, from Tuscus, an Etruscan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Tuscany +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beppe Bigazzi, 77, an Italian cooking show host, has been suspended for an unspecified amount of time, said RAI TV, after he extolled the virtues of cat stew, which he called a Tuscan delicacy that he had enjoyed "many times."

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  • Adam was reporting to work that morning at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tuscan at the University of Arizona.

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  • Meanwhile, in Tuscan Villas, Scottish Bothies and Cuban Haciendas, Cabinet Ministers and the Ovine & Bovine wonder how they might save their skins come the time of what is looking set fair to be the next General Ejection.

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  • Tuscan is a person from Tuscany, a region in Italy.

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  • The Grand Tuscan is next in order, — for many years held by the Medici family.

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  • What has become known as the Tuscan style is really a mixture of many different styles from the ancient world.

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  • At first glance, the menu appears quite different from that of the Lincoln venue, partly because of the new "small plates" concept, partly because of the addition of more Med ingredients - from "Tuscan" - style grilled sardines on panzanella salad, to gnudi made with sheep's milk ricotta, to a side of farro with caramelized cipollini onions and soft, creamy stracchino cheese.

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  • Those grapes are Sangiovese, famous in Tuscan Chianti but also native to the town’s region of Emilia-Romagna, which is known for its rich cuisine (Bologna is the capital).

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  • Raw thinly sliced black kale—also known as Tuscan or lacinato kale—is an amazingly delicious alternative to everyday salad greens.

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  • I just wanted to let you all know I was asked to be on the design team for a wonderful company called Tuscan Rose!

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