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Cavendish

[kav-uh n-dish] /ˈkæv ən dɪʃ/
noun
1.
Henry, 1731–1810, English chemist and physicist.
2.
William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 1720–64, British statesman: prime minister 1756–57.
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cavendish

/ˈkævəndɪʃ/
noun
1.
tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from the name of the first maker

Cavendish

/ˈkævəndɪʃ/
noun
1.
Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the composition of water, and calculated the density of the earth by an experiment named after him
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Cavendish
  (kāv'ən-dĭsh)   
British chemist and physicist who in 1766 discovered hydrogen, which he called "inflammable air." He also demonstrated that it is the lightest of all the gases and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. In 1798, Cavendish estimated with great accuracy the mean density of the Earth.
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Cavendish

unincorporated rural community, Queens county, on the central northern coast of Prince Edward Island, Canada, 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Charlottetown. It lies near a sandy beach (called Penamkeak by the Micmac Indians and now a popular bathing place) at the western end of Prince Edward Island National Park (q.v.). Probably named about 1772 for Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish, the place was used by Lucy Maud Montgomery as the setting (Avonlea) for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its sequels. The Green Gables farmhouse (her girlhood home) is a tourist attraction, and Montgomery is buried nearby. Summer tourism is the basic economic activity. Pop. (2006) 272.

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