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Bard of Avon

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noun

William Shakespeare: so called from his birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.

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Origin of Bard of Avon

First recorded in 1880–1885
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Cultural definitions for Bard of Avon

Bard of Avon

A title given to William Shakespeare, who was born and buried in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. A bard is a poet.

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