Etymology
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Rhodes scholar (n.)

holder of any of the scholarships founded at Oxford in 1902 by British financier and imperialist Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), for whom the former African colony of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) also was named. The surname is literally "dweller by a clearing," from Old English rodu "plot of land of one square rod." Related: Rhodesia; Rhodesian.

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Definitions of Rhodes scholar

Rhodes scholar (n.)
a student who holds one of the scholarships endowed by the will of Cecil J. Rhodes that enables the student to study at Oxford University;
From wordnet.princeton.edu