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

  • Gray, Asa 1810-1888. American botanist who greatly enlarged and improved the description of North American flora and was the chief American advocate of Charles Darwin's theories.
  • Gray, Robert 1755-1806. American explorer who twice circumnavigated the globe (1787-1790 and 1790-1793) and discovered Grays Harbor and the Columbia River (1792).
  • Gray, Thomas 1716-1771. British poet considered a forerunner of English romanticism. His most famous work is Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751).

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  • proper n. A surname; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair.


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