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[wol-is, waw-lis] /ˈwɒl ɪs, ˈwɔ lɪs/
Alfred Russel
[ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/ (Show IPA),
1823–1913, English naturalist, explorer, and author.
George Corley
[kawr-lee] /ˈkɔr li/ (Show IPA),
1919–98, U.S. politician: governor of Alabama 1963–67, 1971–79, and 1983–87.
Henry (Agard)
[ey-gahrd] /ˈeɪ gɑrd/ (Show IPA),
1888–1965, U.S. agriculturalist, author, and statesman: Secretary of Agriculture 1933–40; vice president of the U.S. 1941–45; Secretary of Commerce 1945–46.
Lewis ("Lew") 1827–1905, U.S. general and novelist.
Sir William. Also, Walays, Wallensis. 1272?–1305, Scottish military leader and patriot.
(William Roy) DeWitt
[duh-wit] /dəˈwɪt/ (Show IPA),
1889–1981, and his wife, Lila Bell (Acheson) 1889–1984, U.S. magazine publishers.
a male given name: a Scottish family name meaning “Welshman, foreigner.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then turning to me he asked, “You want caribou, Mr. Wallace?”

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • Wallace gave it up, but he had a remedy for the situation, at least in part.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • What you did to Wallace the other day he has recovered sufficiently to tell us.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • In this age of reason any one can too easily find a reason for doing what he likes (Wallace).

    Sophist Plato
  • His spirit is the opposite of that of Jesuitism or casuistry (Wallace).

    Sophist Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Wallace


Alfred Russel. 1823–1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin
Edgar. 1875–1932, English crime novelist
Sir Richard. 1818–90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London
Sir William. ?1272–1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed
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Wallace in Medicine

Wallace Wal·lace (wŏl'ĭs), Alfred Russel. 1823-1913.

British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution that paralleled the work of Charles Darwin.

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Wallace in Science
British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-62) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were first presented to the public in 1858.
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