Medici

[ med-i-chee; Italian me-dee-chee ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪ tʃi; Italian ˈmɛ di tʃi /

noun

Related forms

Med·i·ce·an [med-i-see-uh n, ‐chee-uh n] /ˌmɛd ɪˈsi ən, ‐ˈtʃi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for medicean (1 of 2)

Medicean

/ (ˌmɛdɪˈsiːən, -ˈtʃiː-) /

adjective

of or relating to the Medici, the Italian family of bankers, merchants, and rulers of Florence and Tuscany, prominent in Italian political and cultural history in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries

British Dictionary definitions for medicean (2 of 2)

Medici

/ (ˈmɛdɪtʃɪ, məˈdiːtʃɪ, Italian ˈmɛːditʃi) /

noun

French name: Médicis (medisis)
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Culture definitions for medicean

Medici

[ (med-uh-chee) ]

A family of skilled politicians and patrons of the arts who lived in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance. (See Lorenzo de Medici.)

Note

The family produced two queens of France: Catherine, in the sixteenth century, and Marie, in the seventeenth.
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