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Amherst

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biographical name Am·herst \ˈa-(ˌ)mərst\

Definition of Amherst

  1. Jeffery 1717–1797 Baron Amherst British gen.; gov.-gen. of British North America (1760–63)




Amherst

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geographical name Am·herst \ˈa-(ˌ)mərst, chiefly by outsiders ˈam-ˌhərst\

Definition of Amherst

  1. town W cen Massachusetts N of Springfield pop 37,819




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