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

  • A city of southern California north-northeast of Long Beach. It was settled in the 1850s. Population: 105,000.
  • A city of southwest Connecticut on Long Island Sound northeast of Stamford. It was founded in the mid-1600s. Population: 84,200.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Designating a calcivirus affecting humans, characterised by severe vomiting and diarrhoea.


Named after Norwalk, Ohio, where an outbreak of gastroenteritis in 1968 led to the isolation of the virus. (Wiktionary)



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