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Dickinson

[dik-in-suh n] /ˈdɪk ɪn sən/
noun
1.
Edwin (Walter) 1891–1978, U.S. landscape and still-life painter.
2.
Emily (Elizabeth) 1830–86, U.S. poet.
3.
John, 1732–1808, U.S. statesman and publicist.
4.
a town in W North Dakota.
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British Dictionary definitions for Dickinson

Dickinson

/ˈdɪkɪnsən/
noun
1.
Emily. 1830–86, US poet, noted for her short mostly unrhymed mystical lyrics
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