from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The 14th century, especially with reference to Italian art and literature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fourteenth century AD; particularly, the style of Italian art associated with the 1300s
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The fourteenth century, when applied to Italian art, literature, etc. It marks the period of Dante, Petrarch, and boccaccio in literature, and of Giotto in painting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fourteenth century in Italian art and literature: used with reference to the distinguishing styles or characteristics of the productions or Italian artists or writers of that period.
Italian, from (mil) trecento, (one thousand) three hundred : tre, three (from Latin trēs; see trei- in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian trecento (Wiktionary)