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

  • A city of southern California, a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 94,000.
  • Carson, Christopher Known as "Kit.” 1809-1868. American frontiersman who was the renowned guide of John C. Frémont's western expeditions in the 1840s, an agent for the Ute (1853-1861), and a Union general in the Civil War.
  • Carson, Johnny 1925-2005. American comedian and mainstay of late-night television as the host of The Tonight Show (1962-1992).
  • Carson, Rachel Louise 1907-1964. American environmentalist and writer whose best-known work, Silent Spring (1962), condemns the use of pesticides hazardous to wildlife.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An Irish and Scottish surname, possibly a form of Curzon.
  • proper n. A male given name (and very rarely a female name) transferred from the surname.

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

  • n. United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
  • n. United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)


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