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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Boyle, Kay 1902?-1992. American writer whose works examine the relationships between Europeans and Americans.
  • Boyle, Robert 1627-1691. Irish-born British physicist and chemist whose precise definitions of chemical elements and reactions began the separation of chemistry from alchemy. In 1662 he formulated Boyle's law.

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  • proper n. A surname of Irish origin.
  • proper n. Robert Boyle, Irish natural philosopher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691)
  • n. United States writer (1902-1992)

Etymologies

Anglicised from Irish Ó Baoithghill. (Wiktionary)

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