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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Family of American comedians, including the brothers Leonard (1887–1961), known as “Chico”; Arthur (1888–1964), known as “Harpo”; Julius (1890–1977), known as “Groucho”; Milton (1892–1977), known as “Gummo”; and Herbert (1901–1979), known as “Zeppo.” Some of their many popular Broadway shows were made into movies, including Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933).
  • Karl,German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary. With the help of Friedrich Engels he wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894). These works, which explain historical development in terms of the interaction of contradictory economic forces, form the foundation for many communist regimes and have had a profound influence on the social sciences.

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  • proper noun A German surname.
  • proper noun Karl Marx

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  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)
  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
  • noun founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)

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