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Theophrastus

[ thee-uh-fras-tuhs ]
/ ˌθi əˈfræs təs /
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noun
372?–287 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Theophrastus

The·o·phras·tian [thee-uh-fras-chuhn], /ˌθi əˈfræs tʃən/, adjective
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Theophrastus
/ (ˌθɪəˈfræstəs) /

noun
?372–?287 bc, Greek Peripatetic philosopher, noted esp for his Characters, a collection of sketches of moral types
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