Agassiz: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ag'u-sē for 2 also Fr. a&wdspcga&wdspcsē'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1835–1910, U.S. oceanographer and marine zoologist, born in Switzerland.
  2. his father,1807–73, U.S. zoologist and geologist, born in Switzerland.
  3. a lake existing in the prehistoric Pleistocene Epoch in central N America. 700 mi. (1127 km) long.
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