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English Dictionary: ross by the DICT Development Group
4 results for ross
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Ross
n
  1. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Synonym(s): Ross, John Ross, Sir John Ross
  2. British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Synonym(s): Ross, James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Ross
  3. British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
    Synonym(s): Ross, Sir Ronald Ross
  4. a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
    Synonym(s): Ross, Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross
  5. American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
    Synonym(s): Ross, Betsy Ross, Betsy Griscom Ross
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ross \Ross\; 115), n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
      The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees.
      [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ross \Ross\, v. t.
      To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross
      bark. [Local, U.S.]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Ross, CA (town, FIPS 62980)
      Location: 37.96185 N, 122.56062 W
      Population (1990): 2123 (768 housing units)
      Area: 4.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
   Ross, ND (city, FIPS 68540)
      Location: 48.31309 N, 102.54281 W
      Population (1990): 61 (40 housing units)
      Area: 0.7 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 58776
   Ross, OH (CDP, FIPS 68602)
      Location: 39.31175 N, 84.65290 W
      Population (1990): 2124 (759 housing units)
      Area: 4.1 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
   Ross, TX (city, FIPS 63380)
      Location: 31.72844 N, 97.11121 W
      Population (1990): 188 (67 housing units)
      Area: 5.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
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