DuPont: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (d pont', dy-, d'pont, dy'- for 1, 2 also Fr. dy pôn'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1771–1834, U.S. industrialist, born in France.
  2. 1739–1817, French economist and statesman (father of Eleuthère Irénée).
  3. 1803–65, Union admiral in the U.S. Civil War.
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