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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Raphael (Raffaello Santi) (1483-1520), Italian painter

Pre-Raphaelite

adjective
     
Pre-Raph‧ae‧lite
1 relating to the members of a group of late 19th century English painters and artists:
a Pre-Raphaelite painting
2 used to describe a woman's hair that is long and curly
Pre-Raphaelite noun [countable]

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