Duluth

[duh-looth; for 1 also French dy-lyt]
noun
  1. Da·niel Grey·so·lon [da-nyel gre-saw-lawn] /daˈnyɛl grɛ sɔˈlɔ̃/, Sieur,1636–1710, French trader and explorer in Canada and Great Lakes region.
  2. a port in E Minnesota, on Lake Superior.
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Contemporary Examples of duluth

  • The rocky northern shore of Lake Superior north of Duluth, Minnesota—it looks like the Maine seacoast.

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    August 7, 2013

  • From Denver to Duluth, Buffalo to Billings, The Daily Beast ranks the cities that take the worst winter poundings each year.

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    December 27, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for duluth

Duluth

noun
  1. a port in E Minnesota, at the W end of Lake Superior. Pop: 85 734 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for duluth

Duluth

city in Minnesota, U.S., named for French pioneer explorer Daniel Greysolen, sieur du Luth (1649-1710), "the Robin Hood of Canada," the leader of the coureurs de bois, who passed through in 1678 on a mission into the wilderness.

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