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Tuscany

[tuhs-kuh-nee] /ˈtʌs kə ni/
noun
1.
a region in W central Italy: formerly a grand duchy. 8879 sq. mi. (22,995 sq. km).
Italian Toscana.
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  • The most costly pictures in the room, are from the gallery of the grand duke of Tuscany.

  • The road lay for a day through a small country called Tuscany.

    Rollo in Naples Jacob Abbott
  • Carmichael (In Tuscany, 228) is satisfied that Francis received the stigmata.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • I took her with me to Tuscany—stole her from an old vixen of a fortune-teller.

    The Blue Wall

    Richard Washburn Child
  • He became for a time the husband of the “great Countess” Matilda of Tuscany.

    Dante: His Times and His Work Arthur John Butler
British Dictionary definitions for Tuscany

Tuscany

/ˈtʌskənɪ/
noun
1.
a region of central Italy, on the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas: corresponds roughly to ancient Etruria; a region of numerous small states in medieval times; united in the 15th and 16th centuries under Florence; united with the rest of Italy in 1861. Capital: Florence. Pop: 3 516 296 (2003 est). Area: 22 990 sq km (8876 sq miles) Italian name Toscana
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