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Morton

[mawr-tn] /ˈmɔr tn/
noun
1.
Jelly Roll (Ferdinand Morton) 1885–1941, U.S. jazz pianist, composer, and band leader.
2.
Levi Parsons
[lee-vahy pahr-suh nz] /ˈli vaɪ ˈpɑr sənz/ (Show IPA),
1824–1920, vice president of the U.S. 1889–93; governor of New York 1895–96.
3.
William Thomas Green, 1819–68, U.S. dentist: first to employ ether as an anesthetic.
4.
a town in central Illinois.
5.
a male given name: a family name taken from a Norman placename meaning “town on the moor.”.
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Morton

/ˈmɔːtən/
noun
1.
4th Earl of, title of James Douglas. 1516–81, regent of Scotland (1572–78) for the young James VI. He was implicated in the murders of Rizzio (1566) and Darnley (1567) and played a leading role in ousting Mary, Queen of Scots; executed
2.
Jelly Roll, real name Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton. 1885–1941, US jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter; one of the creators of New Orleans jazz
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Morton Mor·ton (môr'tn), William Thomas Green. 1819-1868.

American dentist and pioneer anesthetist who in 1846 gave the first public demonstration of ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.

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