|—n , pl -tantes, -tanti|
|1.||a person whose interest in a subject is superficial rather than professional|
|2.||a person who loves the arts|
|3.||of or characteristic of a dilettante|
|[C18: from Italian, from dilettare to delight, from Latin dēlectāre]|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
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