Owens

biographical name Ow·ens \ ˈō-ənz \

Definition of Owens

Jesse 1913–1980 James Cleveland Owens American track-and-field athlete

Owens

geographical name Ow·ens \ ˈō-ənz \

Definition of Owens

river in eastern California formerly flowing into Owens Lake (now dry), and now supplying water to the city of Los Angeles by way of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

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