/tus"keuhn/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Tuscany, its people, or their dialect.
2. Archit. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders: developed in Rome, it is basically a simplified Roman Doric, with unfluted columns and with no decoration other than moldings. See illus. under order. Cf. composite (def. 3), Corinthian (def. 2), Doric (def. 3), Ionic (def. 1).
3. the standard literary form of the Italian language.
4. any Italian dialect of Tuscany.
5. a native of Tuscany.
[1350-1400; ME < L Tuscanus Etruscan, equiv. to Tusc(i) the Etruscans + -anus -AN]

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