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Sloane, Sir Hans

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Pronunciation: /sləʊn
 
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Definition of Sloane, Sir Hans in English:

( 1660–1753), Irish physician and naturalist. He endowed the Chelsea Physic Garden, and his books and specimens formed the basis of the British Museum Library and the Natural History Museum in London.

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