Definition of Ross

1. Noun. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).

Exact synonyms: John Ross, Sir John Ross
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer



2. Noun. British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862).
Exact synonyms: James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Ross
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer

3. Noun. British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932).
Exact synonyms: Sir Ronald Ross
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician

4. Noun. A politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977).

5. Noun. American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836).

Definition of Ross

1. n. The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees.

2. v. t. To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross bark.

Definition of Ross

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish habitational dot=) derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ''ros'' "headland". ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), transferred use of the surname since early nineteenth century. ¹

3. Verb. (US dialect transitive) To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ross

1. 115), [Etymol. Uncertain. The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ross

rosit
rosita
rosited
rositing
rosits
rosland
rosmarine
rosmarinic acid
rosocyanine
rosoglio
rosoglios
rosolic
rosolic acid
rosolio
rosolios
ross (current term)
ross river virus
rosselly
rosser
rossers
rossite
rossmanite
rost
rosted
rostel
rostella
rostellar
rostellate
rostelliform
rostellum

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