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Medici

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

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Med·i·ce·an [med-i-see-uhn, ‐chee-uhn], /ˌmɛd ɪˈsi ən, ‐ˈtʃi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Medici

Medici
/ (ˈmɛdɪtʃɪ, məˈdiːtʃɪ, Italian ˈmɛːditʃi) /

noun

French name: Médicis (medisis)
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Cultural definitions for Medici

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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