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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A shortened form of Accademia della Crusca, an academy in Florence, Italy, founded in the 16th century, especially for conserving the purity of the Italian language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of an academy founded at Florence in 1582, mainly for promoting the purity of the Italian language.

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