[biz-mahrk; for 1 also German bis-mahrk]
- Ot·to von [ot-oh von; German aw-toh fuh n] /ˈɒt oʊ vɒn; German ˈɔ toʊ fən/, 1815–98, German statesman: first chancellor of modern German Empire 1871–90.
- a city in and the capital of North Dakota, in the central part.
- (often lowercase)
- Chiefly Northern U.S.a jelly doughnut.
- Chiefly Midland U.S.a fried cruller.
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- a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop: 56 344 (2003 est)
- Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von (ˈɔto fɔn), called the Iron Chancellor . 1815–98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862–90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich
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Word Origin and History for otto von bismarck
"drink of champagne and stout" (also called a black velvet), 1910, named for the German chancellor (1815-1898), who was said to have been fond of it. The surname is said to be short for Biscofsmark "bishop's boundary."
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