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


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Med·i·ce·an [med-i-see-uh n, ‐chee-uh n] /ˌmɛd ɪˈsi ən, ‐ˈtʃi ən/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for medici


/ (ˈmɛdɪtʃɪ, məˈdiːtʃɪ, Italian ˈmɛːditʃi) /


French name: Médicis (medisis)
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Culture definitions for 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.)


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