Roswell meaning

rŏzwĕl, -wəl
A city of southeast New Mexico southeast of Albuquerque. It grew after the discovery of a nearby aquifer in 1891 and is popularly known for an alleged 1947 UFO sighting.
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City in SE N.Mex.: near the reputed site of a crash (1947) of an aircraft thought by some to have been a UFO.
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Origin of roswell

  • after Roswell Smith, whose son, Van C. Smith, settled there in 1871

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition