from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien de 1619-1655. French satirist and duelist whose works include the spirited drama The Pedant Imitated (1654). He is the subject of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), which depicts him as a chivalric duelist with a comically long nose.
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