Claude Lorraine glass

noun Claude Lor·raine glass \ ¦klȯdlə¦rān- , -ōd- , -lȯ¦r- \
variants: or Claude glass

Definition of Claude Lorraine glass

: a convex hand mirror of dark or colored glass that reflects an image of diminished size and subdued color

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Origin and Etymology of claude lorraine glass

Claude Lorraine (earlier English spelling of Lorrain) pseudonym of Claude Gellée †1682 French landscape painter; from the similarity of the effects it gives to those of a picture by him


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