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MacDonald, Flora

Line breaks: Flora Mac¦Donald
Pronunciation: /məkˈdɒn(ə)ld
 
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Definition of MacDonald, Flora in English:

( 1722–90), Scottish Jacobite heroine. She aided Charles Edward Stuart’s escape from English pursuit, after his defeat at Culloden, by smuggling him from Benbecula to Skye in a small boat, disguised as her maid.

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