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Noun: Pliny  pli-nee
  1. Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)
    - Pliny the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus
     
  2. Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113)
    - Pliny the Younger, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus

Type of: author, writer

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