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vertu

[ver-too, vur-too] /vərˈtu, ˈvɜr tu/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for vertu

vertu

/vɜːˈtuː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of virtu

virtu

/vɜːˈtuː/
noun
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)
Word Origin
C18: from Italian virtù; see virtue
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