[ too-son, too-son ]
/ ˈtu sɒn, tuˈsɒn /


a city in S Arizona: health resort.

Can be confusedTexan Tucson Tuscan

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British Dictionary definitions for tucson


/ (ˈtuːsɒn) /


a city in SE Arizona, at an altitude of 700m (2400 ft): resort and seat of the University of Arizona (1891). Pop: 507 658 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for tucson


city in Arizona, U.S.A., from Spanish Tucson, from O'odham (Piman) cukson "black base."

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Culture definitions for tucson


[ (tooh-son) ]

Large city in southeastern Arizona, in a desert surrounded by mountains.


Tourist center.

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