Origin of mayo
by shortening; cf. -o
- Charles Horace,1865–1939, and his brother William James, 1861–1939, U.S. surgeons.
- a county in NW Connaught province, in the NW Republic of Ireland. 2084 sq. mi. (5400 sq. km). County seat: Castlebar.
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Examples from the Web for mayo
Though the math gets a little fuzzy from here, Mayo Shattuck divorced his wife of almost 20 years, Jennifer, in 1995.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
November 6, 2014
However, according to the Mayo Clinic, 75 percent of VBAC attempts are successful.The Mom Forced to Have a C-Section
June 5, 2014
The more interesting announcement is a partnership with the Mayo Clinic.Apple Health App Plays to Our Laziness—and It’s Brilliant
June 3, 2014
Giant doses of a genetically modified measles vaccine cured two of blood cancer at the Mayo Clinic this week.Are Viruses the Next Cure for Cancer?
May 15, 2014
A new medical review published by Mayo Clinic makes the strongest case yet for cirumcision.New Study Says Benefits of Circumcision Outweigh Risks 100 to 1
April 2, 2014
Are you goin' right back soon's you've got the Doctor, Mr. Mayo?Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Mrs. Mayo and the doctor's wife championed the cause at sewing circle.
Mrs. Mayo was with him when the doctor called, and she, too, listened.
But wherever you go, you see nothing like the dirt of counties Galway and Mayo.
The semi-savages who in Mayo demand autonomy have no supporters here.
- a county of NW Republic of Ireland, in NW Connacht province, on the Atlantic: has many offshore islands and several large lakes. County town: Castlebar. Pop: 117 446 (2002). Area: 5397 sq km (2084 sq miles)
- a family of US medical practitioners. They pioneered group practice and established (1903) the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Foremost among them were William Worrall Mayo (1819–1911), his sons William James Mayo (1861–1939) and Charles Horace Mayo (1865–1939), and Charles's son, Charles William Mayo (1898–1968)
Word Origin and History for mayo
shortened form of mayonnaise, first attested c.1930.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Mayo(mā′ō)William James 1861-1939
- American surgeon who with his brother, Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939), founded the Mayo Clinic, a renowned medical center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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