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Berg

[berg or, German berk for 1; burg for 2]
noun
1.
Alban [ahl-bahn, ahl-bahn] , 1885–1935, Austrian composer.
2.
Patricia Jane ("Patty") 1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
3.
Paul, born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
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berg1 (bɜːɡ)
 
n
short for iceberg

berg2 (bɜːɡ)
 
n
a South African word for mountain

Berg (bɜːɡ, German bɛrk)
 
n
1.  Alban (Maria Johannes) (ˈalbaːn). 1885--1935, Austrian composer: a pupil of Schoenberg. His works include the operas Wozzeck (1921) and Lulu (1935), a violin concerto (1935), chamber works, and songs
2.  Paul. born 1926, US molecular biologist, the first to identify transfer RNA (1956). Nobel prize for chemistry 1980

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berg
short for iceberg, attested from 1823.
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Berg (bûrg), Paul. Born 1926.

American chemist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing recombinant methods of inserting genes from simple organisms into the genetic material of similar organisms.

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