|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|1.||James. 1730--94, British explorer, who discovered the source of the Blue Nile (1770)|
|2.||Lenny. 1925--66, US comedian, whose satirical sketches, esp of the sexual attitudes of his contemporaries, brought him prosecutions for obscenity, but are now regarded as full of insight as well as wit|
|3.||See Robert I Robert the Bruce|
|4.||Stanley Melbourne, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne. 1883--1967, Australian statesman; prime minister, in coalition with Sir Earle Page's Country Party, of Australia (1923--29)|
Bruce (br&oomacr;s), Sir David. 1855-1931.
Australian physician and bacteriologist known for his description (1887) of the bacterium that causes brucellosis.