Benjamin, 1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer.
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American mathematician and astronomer who correctly predicted a solar eclipse in 1789. Although he had little formal education, Banneker published an almanac (1791-1802) containing his calculations of tidal cycles and future eclipses.
spicebush. Also called spice-wood. a yellow-flowered, North American shrub, Lindera benzoin, of the laurel family, whose bark and leaves have a spicy odor. a North American shrub, Calycanthus occidentalis, having oblong leaves and fragrant, light-brown flowers. Historical Examples The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp noun […]
Jean Joseph [zhahn zhaw-zef] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA), Constant, Jean Joseph Benjamin. Henri Benjamin [ahn-ree ban-zha-man] /ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃/ (Show IPA), (Benjamin Constant) 1767–1830, French statesman and author, born in Switzerland. Historical Examples Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. Clara Erskine Clement The Transgression of Andrew […]
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Jack (Benjamin Kubelsky) 1894–1974, U.S. comedian. a male given name, form of Benjamin. Contemporary Examples Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius Mark Whitaker October 4, 2014 After Hours with Jimmy Fallon Kevin Sessums February 23, 2009 Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius Mark Whitaker October 4, 2014 noun (pl) […]
a member of the tribe of Benjamin.