Humboldt

biographical name (1)
Hum·​boldt | \ ˈhəm-ˌbōlt How to pronounce Humboldt (audio) , ˈhu̇m- \

Definition of Humboldt

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(Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Heinrich) Alexander von 1769–1859 German naturalist, traveler, and statesman

Humboldt

biographical name (2)

Definition of Humboldt (Entry 2 of 3)

(Karl) Wilhelm von 1767–1835 brother of Alexander von Humboldt German philologist and diplomat

Humboldt

geographical name
Hum·​boldt | \ ˈhəm-ˌbōlt How to pronounce Humboldt (audio) \

Definition of Humboldt (Entry 3 of 3)

river 290 miles (467 kilometers) long in northern Nevada flowing west and southwest into Rye Patch reservoir and formerly into Humboldt Lake

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“Humboldt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Humboldt. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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