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Draper

[drey-per] /ˈdreɪ pər/
noun
1.
Henry, 1837–82, U.S. astronomer.
2.
his father, John William, 1811–82, U.S. chemist, physiologist, historian, and writer; born in England.
3.
Ruth, 1884–1956, U.S. diseuse and writer of character sketches.
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British Dictionary definitions for john draper

draper

/ˈdreɪpə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials

Draper

/ˈdreɪpə/
noun
1.
Henry. 1837–82, US astronomer, who contributed to stellar classification and spectroscopy
2.
his father, John William. 1811–82, US chemist and historian, born in England, made the first photograph of the moon
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Word Origin and History for john draper

draper

n.

mid-14c. (mid-12c. as a surname), "one who weaves and/or sells cloth," from Anglo-French draper, Old French drapier (13c.) "draper, clothes-seller, clothes-maker," agent noun from drap (see drape (v.)).

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Draper
  (drā'pər)   
American astronomer who developed methods for photographing celestial objects and phenomena. He became the first to photograph a stellar spectrum (1872) and a nebula (1880).
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