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Chau·cer(chô′sər), Geoffrey 1340?-1400.
English poet whose writing presents a richly varied picture of life and values in late-medieval England. His works include The Book of the Duchess (c. 1370), Troilus and Criseyde (c.1385), and his masterpiece, the unfinished Canterbury Tales (c. 1385-c. 1400).
Chau·cer′i·an (chô-sîr′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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(Biography) Geoffrey. ?1340–1400, English poet, noted for his narrative skill, humour, and insight, particularly in his most famous work, The Canterbury Tales. He was influenced by the continental tradition of rhyming verse. His other works include Troilus and Criseyde, The Legende of Good Women, and The Parlement of Foules
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Geoffrey, 1340?–1400, English poet.
Chau•ce′ri•an (-ˈsɪər i ən)
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