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Fabre

[fah-ber; French fa-bruh]
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noun
  1. Jean Hen·ri [zhahn ahn-ree] /ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈri/, 1823–1915, French entomologist and popular writer on insect life.
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Examples from the Web for fabre

Historical Examples

  • I had read it in Fabre, and was enabled to watch it work out with some intelligence.

    Child and Country

    Will Levington Comfort

  • After the liberation of Fabre in 1762, other galley-slaves were liberated from time to time.

  • Fabre was next sent to Toulon under a strong escort of cavalry.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for fabre

Fabre

noun
  1. Jean Henri (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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