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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- any of the great European painters before the 18th cent.
- a painting by any of these
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A distinguished European artist of the period from about 1500 to the early 1700s, especially one of the great painters of this period.
- A work created by one of these artists.