Macpherson definition by Webster's New World
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Macpherson, James 1736-96; Scot. poet
Macpherson definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, James 1736-1796.
Scottish poet who claimed to have translated the works of Ossian, a third-century Gaelic poet and warrior. Although based on unauthenticated original texts, the translations influenced many writers.