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

  • A burgh of southeast Scotland on the North Sea east of Edinburgh. Oliver Cromwell defeated the Covenanters here on September 3, 1650. Population: 6,015.
  • Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906. American writer primarily noted for his poetry, which reflects Black American life and dialect.
  • Dunbar, William 1460?-1520? Scottish poet known for his allegorical works, such as The Thrissill and the Rois (1503), and an elegy on bygone poets, Lament of the Makaris (c. 1508).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in East Lothian, Scotland.
  • proper n. A Scottish surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A British collector's name for a dun-colored moth (Cosmia trapezina) having two bars or transverse lines on the fore wings.


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Scottish Gaelic dun ("fortress, fort, castle, tower") + Irish bar ("hill, height, top, extremity, point") or possibly from the name Bar or Barr, a follower of Kenneth, a captain of the Scots.



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