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Vandyke

[van-dahyk]
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noun
  1. Sir Anthony. Van Dyck, Sir Anthony.
  2. Vandyke beard.
  3. Vandyke collar.
  4. Printing. a proof having white lines on a brown ground or vice versa, made from a negative for a plate.
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Also van·dyke (for defs 2, 3).
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Word Origin and History for anthony vandyke

vandyke

n.

"short, pointed beard," 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flemish painter Anton Van Dyck (1599-1641); earlier "a type of collar with a deep cut edge" (1755) also from a style depicted in his paintings.

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