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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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America (1753-1784)

Etymologies

Old English - clearing used for wheat (Wiktionary)

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