from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

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  • proper n. A city located in the state of Arizona in the southwestern United States.

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  • n. a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century


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The name Tucson comes from the O'odham name for the city, Chuk Shon, meaning "Spring at the base of the black mountain". The "black mountain" refers to the summit now known as Sentinel Peak, or "A Mountain", just to the west of Tucson's downtown area.


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  • TUCSON - A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a Tucson robbery attempt that resulted in his best friend's death. | news

  • TUCSON - The ASU women's tennis team was able to earn a victory in Tucson by keeping its composure amidst a rowdy UA crowd.

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  • TUCSON - Pima County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double killing on the southwest side of Tucson. | news

  • TUCSON - Five newborn puppies wrapped in a plastic bag and left for dead in a Tucson alley are beating the odds. | news

  • TUCSON - A Tucson resident accused of killing a homeless man during an argument over cigarettes has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. | news

  • TUCSON - A traffic stop on Interstate 19 south of Tucson leads to a huge cocaine bust.

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  • TUCSON - Oregon State took the lead late in the first half and never trailed again on Saturday to stun Arizona 63-55, the Beavers 'first victory in Tucson in 27 years. | news

  • TUCSON - A man was hit by lightning at a Tucson golf course Saturday. | news

  • TUCSON - Jeev Milkha Singh pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Matchplay Championship - in Tucson beating three-time Major winner,

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