from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northeast Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Settled in 1629, it was once an important shoe-making center.

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  • proper noun A habitational surname.
  • proper noun Any of several place names ( outside Britain named for persons with the surname).
  • proper noun A male given name usually appearing as a middle name.
  • proper noun A female given name, popular as a middle name.


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From place names in Norfolk and Scotland, Scottish Gaelic linne ("stream, pool") or from corresponding Old English/Celtic words.


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