from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich 1809-1852. Russian writer considered the founder of realism in Russian literature. His works include the story "The Overcoat” (1842) and the novel Dead Souls (1842).
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- proper n. A Russian and Ukrainian surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Russian name of the golden-eyed duck.
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- n. Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
From Russian Гоголь (Gógol’) and Ukrainian Гоголь (Hóhol’). The surname is from Ukrainian гоголь (hóhól’, "common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula") < Proto-Slavic *gogolĭ. (Wiktionary)