Vandyke

noun
Van·dyke | \van-ˈdīk, vən-\

Definition of Vandyke 

1a [ from the collars depicted in portraits by Vandyke ] : a wide collar with a deeply indented edge

b : one of several V-shaped points forming a decorative edging

c : a border of such points

2 [ from the beards worn in portraits by Vandyke ] : a trim pointed beard

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Other Words from Vandyke

vandyked \van-ˈdīkt, vən- \ adjective

First Known Use of Vandyke

1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Vandyke

Anthony vandyke

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