mount whitney


[hwit-nee, wit-]
Eli, 1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
John Hay, 1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
Josiah Dwight, 1819–96, U.S. geologist.
William Dwight, 1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4418 meters).
a male given name. Unabridged
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Whitney1 (ˈwɪtnɪ)
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)
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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Mount Whitney definition

Mountain in eastern California.

Note: Highest peak in the United States, excluding Alaska.
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