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Berkshire

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noun Berk·shire \ˈbərk-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Berkshire

  1. :  any of a breed of medium-sized black swine with white markings



Origin of berkshire

Berkshire, England


First Known Use: 1831


Berkshire

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geographical name Berk·shire \ˈbärk-shər\

Definition of Berkshire

  1. former county S England in Thames River basin ∗ Reading




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