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Fabre

[fah-ber; French fa-bruh] /ˈfɑ bər; French ˈfa brə/
noun
1.
Jean Henri
[zhahn ahn-ree] /ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA),
1823–1915, French entomologist and popular writer on insect life.
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  • I had read it in Fabre, and was enabled to watch it work out with some intelligence.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • Fabre was next sent to Toulon under a strong escort of cavalry.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • After the liberation of Fabre in 1762, other galley-slaves were liberated from time to time.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • Fabre has tried the same thing with some wild Bees (Chalicodoma).

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
  • Fabre found this method exciting, but uncertain in its results.

    Spiders Cecil Warburton
  • This adjustment of the size of the fly to the growth of the larva has also been noted by Fabre.

    Wasps George W. Peckham
  • And you said the Cure lied—the good M'sieu' Fabre—him like a saint.

  • Something of him is to be found in my description of Monseigneur Fabre.

  • The young, according to Fabre, go seven months without eating.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • Fabre was a notable athlete, a Hercules in miniature, and he used to run and jump.

British Dictionary definitions for Fabre

Fabre

/French fabrə/
noun
1.
JeanHenri (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ri). 1823–1915, French entomologist; author of many works on insect life, remarkable for their vivid and minute observation, esp Souvenirs Entomologiques (1879–1907). Nobel prize for literature 1910
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