Kate Greenaway

Kate Green·​a·​way | \ ¦kātˈgrēnəˌwā \

Definition of Kate Greenaway

of clothing
: having a long full skirt, short waist and sleeves, round neck, and usually a sash and ruffled edges in her green Kate Greenaway pelisse, with the long band of soft beaver running from neck to hem— Victoria Lincoln

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History and Etymology for Kate Greenaway

after Kate (Catherine) Greenaway †1901 English painter and illustrator of children's books

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“Kate Greenaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kate%20Greenaway. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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