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Ros·set·ti(rō-zĕt′ē), Dante Gabriel 1828-1882.
British poet and painter. A founder (1848) of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he is known for his portraits and his vividly detailed, mystic poems, including "The Blessed Damozel" (1850). His sister Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) wrote lyrical religious works and ballads, such as "Up-Hill" (1861).
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1. (Biography) Christina Georgina. 1830–94, British poet
2. (Biography) her brother, Dante Gabriel. 1828–82, British poet and painter: a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites
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Ros•set•ti(roʊˈsɛt i, -ˈzɛt i, rə-)
1. Christina Georgina, 1830–94, English poet.
2. her brother, Dante Gabriel (Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti), 1828–82, English poet and painter.
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