Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Genre or still-life pictures, including all subjects of a trivial, coarse, or common kind: so called in contempt.
- n. art The painting, or literary description, of mean or sordid things; especially still-life or genre painting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. In ancient art, the painting of genre or still-life pictures.
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