from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Roman antiquity, a comic character of Italic origin, wearing a mask with gaping jaws set with great teeth, which were made to clash against each other.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) A grotesque mask, representing a person chewing or grimacing, worn in processions and by comic actors on the stage.
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