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Mellon

Syllabification: Mel·lon
Pronunciation: /ˈmelən
 
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Definition of Mellon in English:

1The name of a family of US financiers and philanthropists, notably:
1.1 Andrew (William) ( 1855–1937), US secretary of the treasury 1923–32. He donated his art collection and made gifts to establish the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in 1941.
1.2 Paul ( 1855–1937), son of Andrew. He served as president of the Board of Trustees for the National Gallery 1938–39, 1963–78 and donated many works of art to the gallery.

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