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Darwin1 (ˈdɑːwɪn Pronunciation for Darwin1



  1. a port in N Australia, capital of the Northern Territory: destroyed by a cyclone in 1974 but rebuilt on the same site. Pop: 129 062 (2011) Former name (1869–1911): Palmerston

Darwin2 (ˈdɑːwɪn Pronunciation for Darwin2



  1. Charles (Robert). 1809–82, English naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection, expounded in On the Origin of Species (1859) and applied to man in The Descent of Man (1871)
  2. his grandfather, Erasmus. 1731–1802, English physician and poet; author of Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life (1794–96), anticipating Lamarck's views on evolution
  3. Sir George Howard, son of Charles Darwin. 1845–1912, English astronomer and mathematician noted for his work on tidal friction

Example Sentences Including 'Darwin'

A very clever gentleman called Darwin proved that scientifically.
Howatch, Susan Ultimate Prizes
Darwin Pozo went down swinging against two masked gunmen who stormed into his apartment bent on robbing him, police said yesterday.
Toronto Sun (2003)
From up in Queensland most of the time, but I remember I got a couple from Darwin.
Cleary, Jon Murder Song
In 1858 a younger, bolder naturalist sent Darwin an outline of his theory of evolution.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
It is a serious concern, however, that the same could happen to the Darwin Mounds at any time.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Pte ? ? Flaithearta's body was yesterday flown to Darwin , Australia, where a post-mortem was to be held this morning.
Irish Times (2002)
So Darwin 's `warm little pond "seems to be ruled out as an origin site.
New Scientist (1998)
There have been few individuals whose academic work has had quite such an impact on the world as Charles Darwin.
Independent (1998)


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