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Munro

[ muhn-roh ]
/ mənˈroʊ /
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noun
Alice (Laid·law) [leyd-law], /ˈleɪdˌlɔ/, born 1931, Canadian short-story writer.
H(ector) H(ugh) "Saki", 1870–1916, Scottish novelist and short-story writer, born in Myanmar (Burma).
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British Dictionary definitions for Munro (1 of 2)

Munro1
/ (mʌnˈrəʊ) /

noun plural Munros
mountaineering any separate mountain peak over 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles

Word Origin for Munro

C20: named after Hugh Thomas Munro (1856–1919), who published a list of these in 1891

British Dictionary definitions for Munro (2 of 2)

Munro2
/ (mʌnˈrəʊ) /

noun
Alice, original name Alice Laidlaw. born 1931, Canadian short-story writer; her books include Lives of Girls and Women (1971), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), and The Love of a Good Woman (1999); winner of the Booker international prize (2009) for a lifetime body of work
H (ector) H (ugh), pen name Saki. 1870–1916, Scottish author, born in Burma (now Myanmar), noted for his collections of satirical short stories, such as Reginald (1904) and Beasts and Superbeasts (1914)
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