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Whit·​ney ˈ(h)wit-nē How to pronounce Whitney (audio)
Eli 1765–1825 American inventor


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Josiah Dwight 1819–1896 American geologist


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William Dwight 1827–1894 brother of Josiah Whitney American philologist

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“Whitney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whitney. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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