Tucson[to̵̅o̅′sän′, to̵̅o̅ sän′]
Tucson definition by Webster's New World
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city in S Ariz.: pop. 487,000
Origin: Spanish ; from Piman tu-uk-so-on, black base, referring to a dark stratum, in a nearby mountain
Tucson definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southeast Arizona south-southeast of Phoenix. A Spanish mission was founded nearby in 1700, and the present city was first settled in 1775 as a walled presidio. It became part of the United States after the Gadsden Purchase (1853) and served as territorial capital from 1867 until 1877. Population: 519,000.
Tucson - Cultural Definition
Large city in southeastern Arizona, in a desert surrounded by mountains.
- Tourist center.