Pronunciation: (krom'wul, -wel; for 1–3 also krum'-), [key]
1. Oliver, 1599–1658, English general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1653–58.
2. his son,Richard, 1626–1712, English soldier, politician, Lord Protector of England 1658–59.
3. Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?–1540, English statesman.
4. a town in central Connecticut. 10,265.
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