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

  • A village of northern England west-northwest of Bradford. The Brontë sisters—Charlotte, Emily, and Anne—lived with their father and brother in the parsonage, which now houses a library and museum devoted to family memorabilia.
  • Haworth, Sir Walter Norman 1883-1950. British biochemist. He shared a 1937 Nobel Prize for his research on carbohydrates and vitamin C.

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  • n. English biochemist who was a pioneer in research on carbohydrates; when he synthesized vitamin C he became the first person to synthesize a vitamin artificially (1883-1950)


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