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noun [C] (HOLY PAINTING) (also ikon)     /ˈaɪ.kɒn/ US  /-kɑːn/
a painting, usually on wood, of Jesus Christ, or of a person considered holy by some Christians, especially in Russia and GreecePictures
(Definition of icon noun (HOLY PAINTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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