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Noun: Wallace  wó-lis
  1. English naturalist who formulated a concept of evolution that resembled Charles Darwin's (1823-1913)
    - Alfred Russel Wallace
     
  2. English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)
    - Edgar Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace
     
  3. Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)
    - Sir William Wallace

Type of: author, freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, natural scientist, naturalist, rebel, writer

Encyclopedia: Wallace, NC