from The Century Dictionary.

  • An epithet applied to those editions, chiefly of the classics, which proceeded from the press of Aldus Manutius (Latinized form of Italian Aldo Manuzio), of Venice, and his family, from 1494 to 1597.
  • noun A name given to those pyrazines (CnH2nā€“4N2), which may be formed by the condensation of two molecules of an a-aminoaldehyde.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bibliog.) An epithet applied to editions (chiefly of the classics) which proceeded from the press of Aldus Manitius, and his family, of Venice, for the most part in the 16th century and known by the sign of the anchor and the dolphin. The term has also been applied to certain elegant editions of English works.


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