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

  • n. Slang A work of popular fiction characterized by scenes of unrestrained romantic passion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sexually explicit romantic novel, usually in a historical setting, especially one involving the seduction of the heroine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a romantic novel containing scenes in which the heroine is sexually violated


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