Definitions

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  • proper noun A male given name.

Etymologies

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From Old French als gernons ‘having mustaches’, from als (contraction of a and les) + gernon, variant of grenon ‘mustache’, from a Germanic source, related to Old High German grana ‘mustache’, Old English granu ‘mustache’, Old Norse grǫn ‘mustache, (upper) lip’.

Examples

  • "Flowers for Algernon" is Daniel Keyes 'opus magnum that won the Nebula for Best Novel (with Babel-17) in the year that it was published.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • "Flowers for Algernon" is Daniel Keyes 'opus magnum that won the Nebula for Best Novel (with Babel-17) in the year that it was published.

    The ULTIMATE (and somewhat bloated) Best Of 2008 List [part 7] - THE RoSF LIST

  • However, the mouse Algernon is starting to exhibit problems because of this treatment.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Hugo Winners Volume 1 - Isaac Asimov

  • Maybe I'll toss in Algernon Blackwood's "The Wendigo."

    Postcards from Europa (Pt. 3)

  • Rumored to be in talks for sequels to Independence Day, Men in Black II, and Bad Boys II, Pajiba is reporting that Smith has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of the weepy story, Flowers for Algernon, which is about Charlie Gordon, a retarded man who undergoes an experiment which makes him brilliant but then he discovers that he will revert back to his original intelligence.

    Steven Spielberg/Will Smith OLDBOY Adaptation Dead; Smith Considering FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON – Collider.com

  • Now, theoretically, this book ought to have interested me, because the Victorian period is my favourite era, and I am very interested in at least one Victorian poet, namely Algernon Charles Swinburne.

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • Now, theoretically, this book ought to have interested me, because the Victorian period is my favourite era, and I am very interested in at least one Victorian poet, namely Algernon Charles Swinburne.

    Possession

  • Now, theoretically, this book ought to have interested me, because the Victorian period is my favourite era, and I am very interested in at least one Victorian poet, namely Algernon Charles Swinburne.

    June 2004

  • I told him I had a friend called Algernon once but he was a mouse and we use to run races together.

    Flowers for Algernon

  • I told him I had a friend called Algernon once but he was a mouse and we used to run races together.

    Flowers for Algernon

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