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

  • Family of American comedians, including the brothers Julius (1890-1977), known as "Groucho”; Leonard (1891-1961), known as "Chico”; Arthur (1893-1964), known as "Harpo”; Milton (1894-1977), known as "Gummo”; and Herbert (1901-1979), known as "Zeppo.” Some of their many popular Broadway shows were made into movies, including Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933).
  • Marx, Karl 1818-1883. German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary. With the help and support of Friedrich Engels he wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867-1894). These works explain historical development in terms of the interaction of contradictory economic forces, form the basis of all communist theory, and have had a profound influence on the social sciences.

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  • proper n. A German surname.
  • proper n. Karl Marx

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  • n. United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
  • n. United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)
  • n. United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
  • n. United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
  • n. founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)

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