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Noun: wellington  we-ling-tun
Usage: Brit
  1. A high boot made of rubber
    - rubber boot, gum boot, welly [Brit], gumboot, Wellington boot [Brit]
Noun: Wellington  we-ling-tun
  1. British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
    - Duke of Wellington, First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Iron Duke
     
  2. The capital of New Zealand
    - capital of New Zealand
     
  3. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
    - Hessian boot, hessian, jackboot, Wellington boot

Derived forms: Wellingtons, wellingtons

Type of: boot, full general, general, national capital, national leader, solon, statesman

Part of: Enzed [Austral, NZ], New Zealand

Encyclopedia: Wellington, Somerset