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  1. Ni·co·las [nee-kaw-lah] /ni kɔˈlɑ/, 1594–1655, French painter.
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Historical Examples

  • Thus toiling, struggling, and suffering, Poussin spent his later years.


    Samuel Smiles

  • The merits of Poussin as a sea or water painter may, I think, 22.

  • One may fancy the feelings of Poussin at hearing these words.

  • Poussin studied nature with a minuteness that often exposed him to raillery.

  • From that time until Zampieri's death, Poussin was his friend and pupil.

British Dictionary definitions for poussin


  1. a young chicken reared for eating
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Word Origin

from French


  1. Nicolas (nikɔlɑ). 1594–1665, French painter, regarded as a leader of French classical painting. He is best known for the austere historical and biblical paintings and landscapes of his later years
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