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n. pl. bes·ti·ar·ies
A book consisting of a collection of descriptions of real and fabulous animals, often including a moral or allegorical interpretation of each animal's behavior. Bestiaries were particularly popular in medieval Europe.
[Medieval Latin bēstiārium, from Latin bēstia, beast.]
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n, pl -aries
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a moralizing medieval collection of descriptions (and often illustrations) of real and mythical animals
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bes•ti•ar•y(ˈbɛs tʃiˌɛr i, ˈbis-)
n., pl. -ar•ies.
a collection of moralizing tales about real and mythical animals.
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a collection of fables, intended to teach a moral lesson, in which the characters are real or imaginary animals.See also: Collections and Collecting
an allegorical or moralizing commentary based upon real or fabled animals, usually medieval and sometimes illustrated.See also: Animals
an allegorical or moralizing commentary, usually medieval and sometimes illustrated, based upon real or fabled animals.See also: Literature
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Bestiarya medieval written book which collects together verse, prose, and illustrations of real and fabled animals—Wilkes.
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|Noun||1.||bestiary - a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals|
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
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bestiary[ˈbestɪərɪ] N → bestiario m
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n → Bestiaire nt, → Bestiarium nt
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