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Da·na

 (dā′nə), James Dwight 1813-1895.
American geologist noted for his work on coral reefs and volcanoes and his influential geology and mineralogy textbooks.

Dana

, Richard Henry 1815-1882.
American lawyer and writer best known for his Two Years Before the Mast (1840), an account of his voyage from Boston to California around Cape Horn.
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Dana

(ˈdeɪnə)
n
(Biography) James Dwight (dwaɪt). 1813–95, American geologist; noted for his work The System of Mineralogy (1837)
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Da•na

(ˈdeɪ nə)

n.
1. Charles Anderson, 1819–97, U.S. newspaper publisher.
2. James Dwight, 1813–95, U.S. geologist and mineralogist.
3. Richard Henry, Jr., 1815–82, U.S. jurist and author.
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Noun1.Dana - Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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I fancy that it was the reading of Richard Henry Dana's 'Two Years Before the Mast' which revived the spirit of adventure in Melville's breast.
"Broke camp at 7 A.M., and made a ghastly trip through the Zeb Dana
And this is the case with some of the American cave-animals, as I hear from Professor Dana; and some of the European cave-insects are very closely allied to those of the surrounding country.