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

  • Morrison, Toni Originally Chloe Anthony Wofford. Born 1931. American writer who won the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature. Her novels, such as Sula (1973) and Beloved (1987), examine the experiences of African Americans.

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  • proper n. A Scottish patronymic surname.

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

  • n. United States writer whose novels describe the lives of African-Americans (born in 1931)
  • n. United States rock singer (1943-1971)


From the given name Maurice or Morris +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)



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