Pronunciation: (nôr'dn-shōld", -shuld; Sw. nOOr'dun-shœld"), [key]
1. Baron Nils A•dolf E•rik Pronunciation: (nils ä'dôlf ā'rik), [key] 1832–1901, Swedish arctic explorer, geographer, and geologist; born in Finland.
2. his nephewNils Ot•to Gus•taf Pronunciation: (nils ôt'too goos'täv), [key] 1869–1928, Swedish arctic and antarctic explorer.
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