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Adelphia   Listen
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Adelphia  n.  (Bot.) A "brotherhood," or collection of stamens in a bundle; used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... their fields out of the forest, and the very next year they had a school for their children. Bathsheba Rouse taught this first Ohio school, and Ohio women may well be proud that she taught it a whole year before a man taught the next Ohio school. The settlers called their town Adelphia, but soon changed its name to Marietta, which they made up from the name of the French queen Marie Antoinette, though Marietta was a common enough name in Italian before their ...
— Stories Of Ohio - 1897 • William Dean Howells



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