[tuh-ras-kuh n, -rahs-]

noun, plural Ta·ras·cans, (especially collectively) Ta·ras·can for 1. Also Tarasco.

a member of an American Indian people of Michoacán state, in southwestern Mexico.
the language of the Tarascans.


of or relating to the Tarascans or their language.

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Examples from the Web for tarascan

Historical Examples of tarascan

  • Chavela was removing dishes and silver and placed them on her Tarascan tray.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • He was called by them Calzonzi, which is only the Tarascan word for any chief or leader.


    Susan Hale

  • The only district where his work and mine overlap is the Tarascan area.

  • This district, in one respect, reminded us of the Tarascan country.

  • On the way, we secured our full series of Tarascan busts, at the Once Pueblos.