Word Origin and History for smithsonian
"Smithsonian Institute," named for English scientist and philanthropist James Smithson (1765-1829), who left a legacy to the U.S. government to found it. The mineral smithsonite also is named for him.
Examples from the Web for smithsonian
His costumes were exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and St. Louis Museum of Art, among other high-end venues.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
May 16, 2014
Smithsonian Institution scientist Bill Eberhard, founding father of the whole field, favors the internal courtship idea.Oh, if These Penises and Vaginas Could Talk: Genitalia as Tools, Toys, and Weapons
May 1, 2014
From that point of view, I hope my jersey in the Smithsonian is replaced by one of a turbaned Sikh who plays in the NBA.The NCAA’s First Sikh Basketball Player Memorialized at the Smithsonian
Simran Jeet Singh
March 1, 2014
Children are on the news complaining about the Smithsonian being closed.‘The West Wing’ Government Shutdown Episode Is Frighteningly Familiar
October 2, 2013
Thus, in addition to CBS proper, the batch of cable networks owned by CBS—Showtime, TMC, FLIX, and Smithsonian—went dark.Is Life Without CBS Really So Bad for Time Warner Customers?
August 8, 2013
But our Smithsonian systematizer will allow us neither horn of this dilemma.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
It's her idea that I take that and go to see the Smithsonian people.
"That Smithsonian man telephoned you again this afternoon, Ernest," said Elsa.
Well then, have you a clear understanding of the terms on which the Smithsonian let you have this money?
What we've got to worry about now is the situation with the Smithsonian.