from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Wheatley, Phillis 1753?-1784. African-born American poet considered the first widely recognized Black writer in America. Her works include Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773).
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- proper n. Any of several place names
- proper n. An English surname derived from the place name
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- n. American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America (1753-1784)
Old English - clearing used for wheat (Wiktionary)