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 (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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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) an imitator of Chaucer, esp one of a group of 15th-century Scottish writers who took him as a model
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. an admirer of Chaucer's works
b. a specialist in the study or teaching of Chaucer
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In that sense, it's like a Chaucerian morality tale, which made it really interesting for me.'
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