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Black Prince

noun
1.
Edward (def 1).

Edward

[ed-werd] /ˈɛd wərd/
noun
1.
Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall ("The Black Prince") 1330–76, English military leader (son of Edward III).
2.
Lake, a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile. 830 sq. mi. (2150 sq. km).
3.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “guardian.”.
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  • The whole cargo of the Black Prince has been run, and not a finger has been laid by the coast-guard on a single barrel or bale.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • But the Black Prince, I remember, was always a vast favourite of yours.

  • The death of the Black Prince is described and its importance to public affairs is acknowledged, but it is undated.

  • The Black Prince, from my childhood, had been the object of my idolatry.

  • And the Black Prince won his spurs in the glorious fight of Cressy when he was barely sixteen.

  • You remember how the Black Prince treated his French prisoners?

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • Small as was this tiny contingent which the Black Prince could barely spare, it proved in the event sufficient.

    Poitiers Hilaire Belloc
  • The Black Prince has only three masts, and she has a raking stem, not a ram.

    The Pirate Island Harry Collingwood
  • My cutter was represented to be one of them, namely, the "Black Prince," mounting sixteen guns and sixty men.

  • I hearn someone say, “Black Prince is loose, the biggest lion of all!”

    Samantha at Coney Island Marietta Holley
British Dictionary definitions for Black Prince

Black Prince

noun
1.
the Black Prince, See Edward (sense 1)

Edward1

/ˈɛdwəd/
noun
1.
Lake Edward, a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) in the Great Rift Valley: empties through the Semliki River into Lake Albert. Area: about 2150 sq km (830 sq miles) Former official name Lake Amin

Edward2

/ˈɛdwəd/
noun
1.
known as the Black Prince. 1330–76, Prince of Wales, the son of Edward III of England. He won victories over the French at Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) in the Hundred Years' War
2.
Prince. born 1964, Earl of Wessex, third son of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1999 he married Sophie Rhys-Jones (born 1965); their daughter Louise was born in 2003 and their son James in 2007
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Word Origin and History for Black Prince

Edward

masc. proper name, from Old English Eadweard, literally "prosperity-guard," from ead "wealth, prosperity" + weard "guardian" (see ward (n.)). Among the 10 most popular names for boys born in the U.S. every year from 1895 to 1930.

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