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

  • Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary 1822-1907. American educator who helped organize the predecessor of Radcliffe College (1879) and served as Radcliffe's first president (1894-1899).
  • Agassiz, (Jean) Louis (Rodolphe) 1807-1873. Swiss-born American naturalist noted for his study of fossil fish and for recognizing from geologic evidence that ice ages had occurred in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • LakeAgassiz A glacial lake of the Pleistocene Epoch extending over present-day northwest Minnesota, northeast North Dakota, southern Manitoba, and southwest Ontario.

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  • n. United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)


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