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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Whitney, Eli 1765-1825. American inventor and manufacturer whose invention of the cotton gin (1793) revolutionized the cotton industry. He also established the first factory to assemble muskets with interchangeable parts, marking the advent of modern mass production.
  • MountWhitney A peak, 4,420.7 m (14,494 ft) high, in the Sierra Nevada of east-central California. It is the highest elevation in the continental United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname, popular in the 1980s and 1990s.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of cloth having a raised nap in ridges (E. D. D.): a heavy, rather coarse, woolen fabric much used in the eighteenth century for coats, breeches, petticoats, and cloaks. Blankets are now made of it.

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  • n. United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
  • n. the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)

Etymologies

Place name from Middle English atten whiten ey "by the white island". (Wiktionary)

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