from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Renoir, Jean 1894-1979. French filmmaker who won acclaim for the artistry of films such as La Grande Illusion (1937) and Rules of the Game (1939).
  • Renoir, Pierre Auguste 1841-1919. French impressionist painter whose warm, luminous works include Child with Watering Can (1876) and Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881).

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  • n. a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • proper n. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter

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  • n. French impressionist painter (1841-1919)


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