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[too-son, too-son] /ˈtu sɒn, tuˈsɒn/
a city in S Arizona: health resort.
Can be confused
Texan, Tucson, Tuscan. Unabridged
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a city in SE Arizona, at an altitude of 700m (2400 ft): resort and seat of the University of Arizona (1891). Pop: 507 658 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Tucson

city in Arizona, U.S.A., from Spanish Tucson, from O'odham (Piman) cukson "black base."

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Tucson in Culture
Tucson [(tooh-son)]

Large city in southeastern Arizona, in a desert surrounded by mountains.

Note: Tourist center.
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