Peabody: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pē'bod"ē, -bu-dē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1804–94, U.S. educator and reformer: founded the first kindergarten in the U.S.
  2. 1857–1944, U.S. educator.
  3. 1795–1869, U.S. merchant, banker, and philanthropist in England.
  4. a city in NE Massachusetts. 45,976.
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