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

  • A town of southeast Connecticut on Long Island Sound. Founded in 1646 by Puritans under John Winthrop, Jr., it served as a base for privateers during the American Revolution. In the 1800s, it was a major whaling port.

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  • noun a town in southeastern Connecticut near Long Island Sound; an important whaling center in the 19th century

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