S.l. vaughan

Vaughan

[vawn]
noun
1.
Henry, 1622–95, English poet and mystic.
2.
Sarah (Lois) 1924–90, U.S. jazz singer.
3.
a town in SW Ontario, in S Canada, near Toronto.
4.
a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “small.”
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Vaughan (vɔːn)
 
n
1.  Henry. 1622--95, Welsh mystic poet, best known for his Silex Scintillans (1650; 1655)
2.  Dame Janet (Maria). 1899--1993, British physician and university official: helped set up Britain's first National Blood Transfusion Service (1939): after World War II, became Britain's expert on the effects of radiation on humans; Principal of Somerville College, Oxford (1945--67)
3.  Sarah (Lois). 1924--90, US jazz vocalist and pianist, noted esp for her skill in vocal improvisation

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Vaughan
from Welsh fychan, mutation of bychan "small."
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