from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Seward, William Henry 1801-1872. American politician who as U.S. secretary of state (1861-1869) arranged the purchase of Alaska from Russia (1867), a transaction long known as "Seward's Folly.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States politician who as Secretary of State in 1867 arranged for the purchase of Alaska from Russia (known at the time as Seward's Folly) (1801-1872)
Sorry, no etymologies found.