Stradivarius[strad′ə ver′ē əs]
Stradivarius definition by Webster's New World
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a string instrument, esp. a violin, made by A. Stradivari or his sons
Stradivarius - Cultural Definition
A kind of violin made by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Those that still survive are considered the finest violins in existence.