Barbizon

adjective
Bar·​bi·​zon | \ ˌbär-bə-ˈzōn How to pronounce Barbizon (audio) , -ˈzän \

Definition of Barbizon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a school of mid-19th century French landscape painters whose naturalistic canvases were based on direct observation of nature

Barbizon

geographical name
Bar·​bi·​zon | \ ˌbär-bē-ˈzōⁿ How to pronounce Barbizon (audio) , ˈbär-bə-ˌzän \

Definition of Barbizon (Entry 2 of 2)

village in northern France south-southeast of Paris population 1396

First Known Use of Barbizon

Adjective

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Barbizon

Adjective

Barbizon, France

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“Barbizon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Barbizon. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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