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Noun: Powell
  1. English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
    - Cecil Frank Powell
     
  2. United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
    - Colin Powell, Colin Luther Powell

Type of: full general, general, national leader, physicist, solon, statesman

Encyclopedia: Powell, Ohio