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

  • Alcott, Amos Bronson 1799-1888. American educator and transcendentalist philosopher who maintained that learning should be based on pleasure and imagination instead of discipline.
  • Alcott, Louisa May 1832-1888. American writer and reformer best known for her largely autobiographical novel Little Women (1868-1869).

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  • n. United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)

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