Smithsonian Smith*so"ni*an (-s[=o]"n[i^]*an), a. Of or pertaining to the Englishman J. L. M. Smithson, or to the national institution of learning which he endowed at Washington, D. C.; as, the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Reports. -- n. The Smithsonian Institution. [1913 Webster]

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