Carson

[ kahr-suhn ]
/ ˈkɑr sən /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Carson

Carson
/ (ˈkɑːsən) /

noun

Christopher, known as Kit Carson. 1809–68, US frontiersman, trapper, scout, and Indian agent
Edward Henry, Baron. 1854–1935, Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer; led northern Irish resistance to the British government's plan for home rule for Ireland
Rachel (Louise). 1907–64, US marine biologist and science writer; author of Silent Spring (1962)
Willie, full name William Hunter Fisher Carson. born 1942, Scottish jockey: rode four winners in the Derby (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994)
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Scientific definitions for Carson

Carson
[ kärsən ]
Rachel Louise 1907-1964

American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides on food chains. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.
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