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joseph
  • n  leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
  • n  (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt
  • n  (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
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joseph's coat
  • n  perennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowers; sometimes placed in genus Solenostemon
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joseph alois schumpeter
  • n  United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950)
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joseph banks rhine
  • n  United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
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joseph ben matthias
  • n  Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
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joseph black
  • n  British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
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joseph conrad
  • n  English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
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joseph deems taylor
  • n  United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
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joseph eggleston johnston
  • n  Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
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joseph emerson worcester
  • n  United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865)
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joseph francis keaton
  • n  United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
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joseph goebbels
  • n  German propaganda minister in Nazi Germany who persecuted the Jews (1897-1945)
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joseph greenberg
  • n  United States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001)
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joseph haydn
  • n  prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)
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joseph heller
  • n  United States novelist whose best known work was a black comedy inspired by his experiences in the Air Force during World War II (1923-1999)
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joseph henry
  • n  United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)
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joseph hilaire peter belloc
  • n  English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
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joseph hooker
  • n  United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
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joseph jacques cesaire joffre
  • n  French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
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