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Boccaccio

[ boh-kah-chee-oh, -choh, buh-; Italian bawk-kaht-chaw ]
/ boʊˈkɑ tʃiˌoʊ, -tʃoʊ, bə-; Italian bɔkˈkɑt tʃɔ /
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noun
Gio·van·ni [jee-uh-vah-nee; Italian jaw-vahn-nee], /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni/, 1313–75, Italian writer: author of the Decameron.
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Boccaccio
/ (Italian bokˈkattʃo) /

noun
Giovanni (dʒoˈvani). 1313–75, Italian poet and writer, noted particularly for his Decameron (1353), a collection of 100 short stories. His other works include Filostrato (?1338) and Teseida (1341)
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