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 +'''Pinocchio''' is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in ''[[The Adventures of Pinocchio]]'' by [[Carlo Collodi]], and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. The name "Pinocchio" is derived from the Italian words ''pino'' (pine tree), and ''occhio'' (eye), i.e. pine-eye. In the Tuscan dialect, ''pinocchio'' is the term used to refer to the pine ''nut''.
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Pinocchio is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. The name "Pinocchio" is derived from the Italian words pino (pine tree), and occhio (eye), i.e. pine-eye. In the Tuscan dialect, pinocchio is the term used to refer to the pine nut.



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