w.t. green morton

Morton

[mawr-tn]
noun
1.
Jelly Roll (Ferdinand Morton) 1885–1941, U.S. jazz pianist, composer, and band leader.
2.
Levi Parsons [lee-vahy pahr-suhnz] , 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)
 
n
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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