from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Bruce, Blanche Kelso 1841-1898. American political leader who was the first African-American politician to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate (1875-1881).
- Bruce, Sir David 1855-1931. Australian physician and bacteriologist known for his description (1887) of the bacterium that causes undulant fever, or brucellosis.
- Bruce, Lenny Originally Leonard Alfred Schneider. 1926-1966. American comedian whose scathing, often obscene humor strongly influenced later comics.
- Bruce, Robert the See Robert I2.
- Bruce, Stanley Melbourne. First Viscount Bruce of Melbourne. 1883-1967. Australian politician who was prime minister (1923-1929) and a delegate (1933-1936) to the League of Nations.
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- proper n. A Scottish surname, most notably of Robert the Bruce.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
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- n. Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
- n. king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)
From a Norman place name, of disputed meaning. (Wiktionary)