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[kahr-suh n] /ˈkɑr sən/
Christopher ("Kit") 1809–68, U.S. frontiersman and scout.
Sir Edward Henry (Baron Carson) 1854–1935, Irish public official.
Johnny, 1925–2005, U.S. television entertainer.
Rachel Louise, 1907–1964, U.S. marine biologist and author.
a city in SW California.
a river in N California and NW Nevada, flowing NE to the Carson Sink. 150 miles (241 km) long.
a male or female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But he did not know the news Jim Bridger carried, the same news that Carson was carrying east.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • You say your prayers every night to King William and Carson!

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • So we crossed the trail, and I signed to Carson and to Smith to move out across the gulch and around by the other side.

    Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
  • Their success had created quite an excitement around Carson.

  • In reality, had Bob only known, they were mulling the situation over in their respective minds, and Carson knew they were.

British Dictionary definitions for Carson


Christopher, known as Kit Carson. 1809–68, US frontiersman, trapper, scout, and Indian agent
Edward Henry, Baron. 1854–1935, Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer; led northern Irish resistance to the British government's plan for home rule for Ireland
Rachel (Louise). 1907–64, US marine biologist and science writer; author of Silent Spring (1962)
Willie, full name William Hunter Fisher Carson. born 1942, Scottish jockey: rode four winners in the Derby (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Carson in Science
American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides on food chains. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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