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- n. A painting depicting a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A representation of a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In painting, a grotesque scene from common life, as rustic games, a village festival, rollicking peasants drinking and smoking, and kindred subjects.
Italian bambocciata, from Bamboccio a nickname of Peter Van Laer, a Dutch genre painter; properly, a child, simpleton, puppet, from bambo silly. (Wiktionary)