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Lancashire

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noun Lan·ca·shire \ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Lancashire

  1. :  a moist crumbly white English cheese that is used especially in cooking



Origin of lancashire

Lancashire, England


First Known Use: 1896


Lancashire

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geographical name Lan·ca·shire \ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Lancashire

  1. county NW England bordering on Irish Sea ∗ Preston area 1217 square miles (3152 square kilometers), pop 1,365,100



Variants of lancashire

or Lan·cas·ter play \ˈlaŋ-kəs-tər\

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