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[hwit-nee, wit-]
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  1. Eli,1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
  2. John Hay,1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
  3. Josiah Dwight,1819–96, U.S. geologist.
  4. William Dwight,1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
  5. Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4418 meters).
  6. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for mount whitney


  1. Mount Whitney a mountain in E California: the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in continental US (excluding Alaska). Height: 4418 m (14 495 ft)


  1. Eli. 1765–1825, US inventor of a mechanical cotton gin (1793) and pioneer manufacturer of interchangeable parts
  2. William Dwight. 1827–94, US philologist, noted esp for his Sanskrit Grammar (1879)
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Mount Whitney

Mountain in eastern California.


Highest peak in the United States, excluding Alaska.
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