painture

noun
plural -s

Definition of painture

obsolete

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History and Etymology for painture

Middle English peynture, from Old French peinture, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pinctura, alteration (influenced by Latin pingere to paint) of Latin pictura

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“Painture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/painture. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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