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Lesseps

[les-uh ps; French le-seps]
noun
  1. Fer·di·nand Ma·rie, Vi·comte de [fur-dn-and muh-ree, vee-kawnt duh; French, fer-dee-nahn ma-ree, vee-kawnt duh] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd məˈri, viˈkɔnt də; French, fɛr diˈnɑ̃ maˈri, vi kɔ̃t də/, 1805–94, French engineer and diplomat: promoter of the Suez Canal.
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de Lesseps

noun
  1. Vicomte Ferdinand Marie (fɛrdinɑ̃ mari). 1805–94, French diplomat: directed the construction of the Suez Canal (1859–69) and the unsuccessful first attempt to build the Panama Canal (1881–89)
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Lesseps

noun
  1. See de Lesseps
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