Meaning of Highgate in English:

Highgate

Pronunciation /ˈhʌɪɡeɪt/ /ˈhʌɪɡət/

noun

historical
  • Designating a type of fossilized resin found in London Clay strata.

    The resin was originally found in 1811–12 during excavations for a tunnel at Highgate Hill in Middlesex (now in north London).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson (1773–1852), chemist. From the name of HighgateHill in Middlesex (now in north London).