Davy

[ dey-vee ]
/ ˈdeɪ vi /
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noun

Sir Humphry,1778–1829, English chemist.

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Crockett

[ krok-it ]
/ ˈkrɒk ɪt /

noun

DavidDavy, 1786–1836, U.S. frontiersman, politician, and folklore hero.
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Davy

/ (ˈdeɪvɪ) /

noun

Sir Humphry. 1778–1829, English chemist who isolated sodium, magnesium, chlorine, and other elements and suggested the electrical nature of chemical combination. He invented the Davy lampSee Davy lamp

British Dictionary definitions for davy (2 of 2)

Crockett

/ (ˈkrɒkɪt) /

noun

David, known as Davy Crockett. 1786–1836, US frontiersman, politician, and soldier
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Science definitions for davy

Davy

[ dāvē ]
Sir Humphry 1778-1829

British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry. By means of electrolysis Davy isolated several elements, including sodium and potassium (1807), and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). He also proved that diamonds are a form of carbon.
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