from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Bologna, a city of northern central Italy, famous during the middle ages for its university, or to a school of painting founded there by Lodovico Carracci (1555-1619), and also called the Eclectic School, from its declared intent (in the fulfilment of which it fell very far short) to combine the excellences of all other schools.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Bologna.
  • adjective (Paint.) a school of painting founded by the Carracci, otherwise called the Lombard or Eclectic school, the object of which was to unite the excellences of the preceding schools.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An Italian sauce made of ground meat and tomato.
  • noun A dish served with bolognese.


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