Dictionary.com

Hershey

[ hur-shee ]
/ ˈhɜr ʃi /
Save This Word!

noun

Alfred Day, 1908–97, U.S. biologist: helped lay the foundation of modern molecular genetics; Nobel Prize in Medicine 1969.
Lewis B(laine), 1893–1977, U.S. Army general: director of the Selective Service System 1941–70.
Milton Snave·ly [sneyv-lee], /ˈsneɪv li/, 1857–1945, U.S. businessman: founder of chocolate manufacturing company.
a town in central Pennsylvania.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Hershey

Medical definitions for Hershey

Hershey
[ hûrshē ]
Alfred Day 1908-1997

American biologist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for investigating the mechanism of viral infection in living cells.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
See Today's Synonym