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

  • noun An ancient prophet believed to have compiled a sacred history of the Americas, which was translated and published by Joseph Smith as the Book of Mormon in 1830.
  • noun A member of the Mormon Church.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Mormons, their religion, or the Mormon Church.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In zoology, the name, generic or specific. of several animals.
  • noun In entomology, an American hesperiid butterfly, Atrytone hobomok, which occurs from eastern Canada to the Mississippi valley. Its larvæ feed on grasses. Also called hobomok skipper.
  • noun An adherent of a religious body in the United States, which calls itself “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A genus of sea birds, having a large, thick bill; the puffin.
  • proper noun The mandrill.
  • noun (Eccl.) A member of a sect, called the Reorganized Church of Jesus of Latterday Saints, which has always rejected polygamy. It was organized in 1852, and is represented in about forty States and Territories of the United States.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Mormons
  • proper noun (Eccl.) One of a Christian denomination (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The ancient American prophet of Mormon theology who compiled the Book of Mormon.
  • noun A person who belongs to the Christian religious groups related to the religion founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, the faith established by Joseph Smith, Jr.

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

  • noun the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • noun a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church

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