come from

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come from (third-person singular simple present comes from, present participle coming from, simple past came from, past participle come from)

  1. (transitive) To have as one's birthplace or nationality.
    Most tourists in Mallorca come from England.   My girlfriend comes from Sweden, but is black because her parents are Swedish.
  2. (transitive) To be derived from.
    • 2013 July-August, Lee S. Langston, “The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, American Scientist: 
      Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.

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