Etymology
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Darwin

surname attested from 12c., from Old English deorwine, literally "dear friend," probably used as a given name and also the source of the masc. proper name Derwin.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Darwin from WordNet

Darwin (n.)
English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882);
Synonyms: Charles Darwin / Charles Robert Darwin
Darwin (n.)
provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.