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Noun: Ross  rós
  1. American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
    - Betsy Ross, Betsy Griscom Ross
  2. A politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
    - Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross
  3. British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
    - Sir Ronald Ross
  4. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    - John Ross, Sir John Ross
  5. British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    - James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Ross

Type of: adventurer, doc [informal], doctor, Dr., dressmaker, explorer, MD, medico [informal], modiste, needlewoman, physician, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal], seamstress, sempstress

Encyclopedia: Ross, Northern Territory