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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bellarmine  \Bel"lar*mine\,  n. 
  A  stoneware  jug  of  a  pattern  originated  in  the  neighborhood 
  of  Cologne,  Germany,  in  the  16th  century.  It  has  a  bearded 
  face  or  mask  supposed  to  represent  Cardinal  Bellarmine,  a 
  leader  in  the  Roman  Catholic  Counter  Reformation,  following 
  the  Reformation;  --  called  also  {graybeard},  {longbeard}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bellarmine 
  n  :  a  fat-bellied  stoneware  drinking  jug  with  a  long  neck; 
  decorated  with  a  caricature  of  Cardinal  Bellarmine  (17th 
  century)  [syn:  {longbeard},  {graybeard}] 




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