[ van-dahyk ]
/ vænˈdaɪk /
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Also van·dyke (for defs 2, 3).
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"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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