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Rusk

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noun
  1. (David) Dean,1909–94, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1961–69.
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British Dictionary definitions for dean rusk

rusk

noun
  1. a light bread dough, sweet or plain, baked twice until it is brown, hard, and crisp: often given to babies

Word Origin

C16: from Spanish or Portuguese rosca screw, bread shaped in a twist, of unknown origin

Rusk

noun
  1. (David) Dean . 1909–94, US statesman: secretary of state (1961–69). He defended US military involvement in Vietnam and opposed recognition of communist China
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Word Origin and History for dean rusk

rusk

n.

"light, crisp bits of bread or biscuit," 1590s, from Spanish or Portuguese rosca "roll, twist of bread," literally "coil, anything round and spiral," of unknown origin, perhaps from a pre-Latin Iberian word.

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