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vertu (vɜːˈtuː)
a variant spelling of virtu

virtu or vertu (vɜːˈtuː)
1.  a taste or love for curios or works of fine art; connoisseurship
2.  such objects collectively
3.  the quality of being rare, beautiful, or otherwise appealing to a connoisseur (esp in the phrases articles of virtu; objects of virtu)
[C18: from Italian virtù; see virtue]
vertu or vertu
[C18: from Italian virtù; see virtue]

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