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

  • Delaney, Shelagh Born 1939. British playwright best known for A Taste of Honey (1958).

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A female given name, modern transferred use of the surname.

Etymologies

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Norman baronial surname from a place in France, Old French del aunaie "from the alder grove". In Ireland an anglicization of Irish Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Black (dubh) + Challenge (slán)".

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