Lear

[leer]

noun

Edward,1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
(italics) King Lear.

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British Dictionary definitions for edward lear

Lear

noun

Edward. 1812–88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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