Dumas[do̵̅o̅ mä′; occas. do̵̅o̅′mä; Fr dü mȧ′]
Dumas definition by Webster's New World
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- Dumas, Alexandre 1802-70; Fr. novelist & playwright: called Dumas père
- Dumas, Alexandre 1824-95; Fr. playwright & novelist: called Dumas fils: son of Dumas père
Dumas definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Alexandre Known as “Dumas père.” 1802-1870.
French writer of swashbuckling historical romances, such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers (both 1844). His son Alexandre (1824-1895), known as “Dumas fils,” was a dramatist whose works include La Dame aux Camélias (1852).