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Raleigh

[raw-lee, rah-] /ˈrɔ li, ˈrɑ-/
noun
1.
Sir Walter. Also, Ralegh, 1552?–1618, English explorer and writer, a favorite of Elizabeth I.
2.
a city in and the capital of North Carolina, in the central part.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for w ralegh

Raleigh1

/ˈrɔːlɪ; ˈrɑː-/
noun
1.
a city in E central North Carolina, capital of the state. Pop: 316 802 (2003 est)

Raleigh2

/ˈrɔːlɪ; ˈrɑː-/
noun
1.
Sir Walter. ?1552–1618, English courtier, explorer, and writer; favourite of Elizabeth I. After unsuccessful attempts to colonize Virginia (1584–89), he led two expeditions to the Orinoco to search for gold (1595; 1616). He introduced tobacco and potatoes into England, and was imprisoned (1603–16) for conspiracy under James I. He was beheaded in 1618
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Word Origin and History for w ralegh

Raleigh

city in North Carolina, U.S., founded 1792 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618).

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