painture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French peinture. See paint and compare picture.

Noun[edit]

painture (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The art of painting.
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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

painture f (plural paintures)

  1. alternative form of peincture