artisanal, adj.artisanship, n.
/ahr"teuh zeuhn/, n.
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
[1530-40; < F < It artigiano, equiv. to L artit(us) trained in arts and crafts (ptp. of artire; see ART1, -ITE2) + It -iano ( < L -ianus) -IAN]
Syn. See artist.

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