from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Neilson, William Allan 1869-1946. British-born American scholar and lexicographer noted for his editions of Shakespeare (1906 and 1942) and as the editor in chief of Webster's Second International Dictionary (1934).
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
From Neil + -son. (Wiktionary)