a r wallace

Wallace

[wol-is, waw-lis]
noun
1.
Alfred Russel [ruhs-uhl] , 1823–1913, English naturalist, explorer, and author.
2.
George Corley [kawr-lee] , 1919–98, U.S. politician: governor of Alabama 1963–67, 1971–79, and 1983–87.
3.
Henry (Agard) [ey-gahrd] , 1888–1965, U.S. agriculturalist, author, and statesman: Secretary of Agriculture 1933–40; vice president of the U.S. 1941–45; Secretary of commerce 1945–46.
4.
Lewis ("Lew") 1827–1905, U.S. general and novelist.
5.
Sir William. Also, Walays, Wallensis, 1272?–1305, Scottish military leader and patriot.
6.
(William Roy) DeWitt [duh-wit] , 1889–1981, and his wife, Lila Bell (Acheson), 1889–1984, U.S. magazine publishers.
7.
a male given name: a Scottish family name meaning “Welshman, foreigner.”
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Wallace (ˈwɒlɪs)
 
n
1.  Alfred Russel. 1823--1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin
2.  Edgar. 1875--1932, English crime novelist
3.  Sir Richard. 1818--90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London
4.  Sir William. ?1272--1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed

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Wallace Wal·lace (wŏl'ĭs), Alfred Russel. 1823-1913.

British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution that paralleled the work of Charles Darwin.

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Wallace   (wŏl'ĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-62) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were first presented to the public in 1858.
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