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(do̅o̅ môr′ē ā′, dyo̅o̅; Fr. dy mō ryā′),USA pronunciation
BiographicalDame Daphne (Lady Browning), born 1907, English novelist.
her grandfather, George Louis Pal•mel•la Bus•son
(pal mel′ə bo̅o̅ sōn′; Fr. by sôn′),USA pronunciation 1834–96, English illustrator and novelist.
her father, Sir Gerald (Hubert Edward Bus•son)
(by sôn′),USA pronunciation 1873–1934, English actor and theatrical manager.
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Du Maurier /djuː ˈmɒrɪˌeɪ/ n
- Dame Daphne. 1907–89, English novelist; author of Rebecca (1938) and My Cousin Rachel (1951)
- her grandfather, George Louis Palmella Busson ('pæmɛlə ˈbjuːsən) 1834-96, British novelist and illustrator; author Trilby (1894)
- his son, Sir Gerald (Hubert Edward). 1873–1934, British actor-manager: father of Daphne Du Maurier
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