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  1. (noun, person) author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
  2. (noun, person) English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
  3. (noun, person) Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
  4. (noun, person) United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918)
  5. (noun, person) Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
  6. (noun, person) American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)
  7. (noun, person) United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
  8. (noun, person) Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
  9. (noun, person) United States literary critic (1895-1972)
  10. (noun, person) 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
  11. (noun, object) a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)

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Alternate forms of Wilson

Derivations: wilsonian

Words that sound like Wilson

walk in, walk-in, walk-on, walkman, welcome, welkin, well-chosen, well-known, welsh onion, welshman, wholesome, wilsonian

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