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Whitney

[hwit-nee, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt ni, ˈwɪt-/
noun
1.
Eli, 1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
2.
John Hay, 1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
3.
Josiah Dwight, 1819–96, U.S. geologist.
4.
William Dwight, 1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
5.
Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4418 meters).
6.
a male given name.
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Whitney1

/ˈwɪtnɪ/
noun
1.
Mount Whitney, a mountain in E California: the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in continental US (excluding Alaska). Height: 4418 m (14 495 ft)

Whitney2

/ˈwɪtnɪ/
noun
1.
Eli. 1765–1825, US inventor of a mechanical cotton gin (1793) and pioneer manufacturer of interchangeable parts
2.
William Dwight. 1827–94, US philologist, noted esp for his Sanskrit Grammar (1879)
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