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Mayo

[mey-oh]
noun
1.
Charles Horace, 1865–1939, and his brother William James, 1861–1939, U.S. surgeons.
2.
a county in NW Connaught province, in the NW Republic of Ireland. 2084 sq. mi. (5400 sq. km). County seat: Castlebar.
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Mayo1 (ˈmeɪəʊ)
 
n
a county of NW Republic of Ireland, in NW Connacht province, on the Atlantic: has many offshore islands and several large lakes. County town: Castlebar. Pop: 117 446 (2002). Area: 5397 sq km (2084 sq miles)

Mayo2 (ˈmeɪəʊ)
 
n
a family of US medical practitioners. They pioneered group practice and established (1903) the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Foremost among them were William Worrall Mayo (1819--1911), his sons William James Mayo (1861--1939) and Charles Horace Mayo (1865-- 1939), and Charles's son, Charles William Mayo (1898--1968)

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mayo
shortened form of mayonnaise, first attested c.1930.
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Mayo Ma·yo (mā'ō), William James. 1861-1939.

American surgeon who with his brother Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939) founded the Mayo Clinic, a renowned medical center in Rochester, Minnesota.

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mayo
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mayo

Indian people centred in southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa states on the west coast of Mexico. They speak a dialect of the Cahita language, which belongs to the Uto-Aztecan language family.

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