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ross

[ raws, ros ]
/ rɔs, rɒs /
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noun

the rough exterior of bark.

verb (used with object)

to remove the rough exterior of bark from (a log or the like).

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Origin of ross

First recorded in 1570–80; origin uncertain

Definition for ross (2 of 2)

Ross
[ raws, ros ]
/ rɔs, rɒs /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ross

Ross
/ (rɒs) /

noun

Diana . born 1944, US singer: lead vocalist (1961–69) with Motown group the Supremes, whose hits include "Baby Love" (1964). Her subsequent recordings include Lady Sings the Blues (film soundtrack, 1972), and Chain Reaction (1986)
Sir James Clark . 1800–62, British naval officer; explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic. He located the north magnetic pole (1831) and discovered the Ross Sea during an Antarctic voyage (1839–43)
his uncle, Sir John . 1777–1856, Scottish naval officer and Arctic explorer
Sir Ronald . 1857–1932, English bacteriologist, who discovered the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1902
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Medical definitions for ross

Ross
[ rôs ]
Sir Ronald 1857-1932

British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for proving that malaria is transmitted to humans by the bite of the mosquito.
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