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Wilkes(wĭlks), Charles 1798-1877.
American naval officer and explorer of Antarctica and the Pacific coast of North America. Wilkes Land was named after him.
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1. (Biography) Charles. 1798–1877, US explorer of Antarctica
2. (Biography) John. 1727–97, English politician, who was expelled from the House of Commons and outlawed for writing scurrilous articles about the government. He became a champion of parliamentary reform
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1. Charles, 1798–1877, U.S. rear admiral and explorer.
2. John, 1727–97, English political leader.
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|Noun||1.||Wilkes - English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)|
|2.||Wilkes - United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)|
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