from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Ross, Betsy Griscom 1752-1836. American seamstress who, according to tradition, made the first American flag (June 1776) at the request of George Washington.
- Ross, Harold Wallace 1892-1951. American publisher who founded and edited (1925-1951) the New Yorker magazine.
- Ross, Sir James Clark 1800-1862. British polar explorer who located the north magnetic pole (1831). On an Antarctic expedition (1839-1843) he discovered Victoria Land and the Ross Sea.
- Ross, John Originally Coowescoowe or Kooweskoowe. 1790-1866. Cherokee leader who reluctantly directed the forced removal of the Cherokee from Georgia to the Oklahoma Territory (1838-1839) along a route called the Trail of Tears.
- Ross, Sir John 1777-1856. British naval officer and Arctic explorer whose expeditions (1818 and 1829-1833) in search of the Northwest Passage yielded several geographic discoveries.
- Ross, Nellie Tayloe 1876-1977. American politician who was elected (1924) to complete her deceased husband's term as governor of Wyoming (1925-1927), thereby becoming the first woman governor in the United States.
- Ross, Sir Ronald 1857-1932. British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for discovering that mosquitoes transmit malaria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English and Scottish habitational surname derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ros "headland".
- proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since early nineteenth century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees.
- transitive v. To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rough scaly matter on the surface of the bark of certain trees.
- n. Branches of trees lopped off; the refuse of plants.
- To strip the ross from; strip bark from.
- To cut up (bark) for boiling, etc.
- n. A morass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
- n. American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
- n. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
- n. British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
- n. a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
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