from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A decorated vase, dish, bowl, or plate, intended or suitable for a love-gift; specifically, a piece of majolica painted with the portrait of a lady and bearing a complimentary inscription.


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  • Forma telo quovis acutior ad inferendum vulnus, perque oculos amatorio vulneri aditum patefaciens in animum penetrat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Abr. 1922 = B.C. 95, 'T. Lucretius poeta nascitur, qui postea amatorio poculo in furorem versus, cum aliquot libros per intervalla insaniae conscripsisset, quos postea Cicero emendavit, propria se manu interfecit anno aetatis xliiii.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • _Titus Lucretius poeta nascitur, posted amatorio poculo in furorem versus cum aliquot libros per intervalla insaniae conscripsisset quos postea

    Latin Literature

  • En Roma, a mi apuesta fiel, In Rome, faithful to our bet, fijé entre hostil y amatorio between quarreling and Love's net, en mi puerta este cartel: I posted a sign to let them know:

    Don Juan Tenorio


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