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 (är′tĭ-zən, -sən)
A person skilled in making a product by hand.
Made by hand or by traditional means and using high-quality ingredients; artisanal: artisan cheeses; artisan wine.

[Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′ti·san·ship′ n.
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(Crafts) the occupation or product of a craftsperson or artisan
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