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Hampshire

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noun Hamp·shire \ˈham(p)-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Hampshire

  1. 1 :  any of a British breed of large hornless black-faced mutton-producing sheep —called also Hampshire Down

  2. 2 :  any of an American breed of black white-belted swine



Origin and Etymology of hampshire

Hampshire, England


First Known Use: 1918


Hampshire

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geographical name Hamp·shire \ˈhamp-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Hampshire

  1. county S England on English Channel ∗ Winchester area 1509 square miles (3908 square kilometers), pop 1,511,900



Variants of hampshire

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Hants

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