Chau·cer (chôsər), Geoffrey 1340?-1400.
English poet whose writing presents a richly varied picture of life and values in late-medieval England. His works include The Book of the Duchess (c. 1370), Troilus and Criseyde (c.1385), and his masterpiece, the unfinished Canterbury Tales (c. 1385-c. 1400).
Chau·ceri·an (chô-sîrē-ən) adj. & n.
(click for a larger image)Geoffrey Chaucer
portrait from a 15th-century manuscript
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