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standish

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noun stan·dish \ˈstan-dish\

Definition of standish

  1. :  a stand for writing materials :  inkstand



Origin of standish

Middle English staundys, standyshe


First Known Use: 14th century

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Standish

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biographical name Stan·dish \ˈstan-dish\

Definition of Standish

  1. Myles or Miles 1584?–1656 Am. colonist



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