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Shropshire

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noun Shrop·shire \ˈshräp-ˌshir, -shər, especially US -ˌshī(-ə)r, especially Southern ˈsräp-\

Definition of Shropshire

  1. :  any of a breed of dark-faced hornless sheep of English origin that are raised for both mutton and wool



Origin and Etymology of shropshire

Shropshire, England


First Known Use: 1803


Shropshire

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geographical name Shrop·shire \ˈshräp-shər, -ˌshir\

Definition of Shropshire

  1. county W England bordering on Wales ∗ Shrewsbury area 1396 square miles (3616 square kilometers), pop 401,600



Variants of shropshire

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Salop

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