Lancashire

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Lan·ca·shire

noun \ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of LANCASHIRE

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

Origin of LANCASHIRE

Lancashire, England
First Known Use: 1896

Lan·ca·shire

geographical name \ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of LANCASHIRE

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

Variants of LANCASHIRE

Lan·ca·shire or Lan·cas·ter \ˈlaŋ-kəs-tər\

Lancashire

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Administrative (pop. 2001: 1,134,976), historic, and geographic county, northwestern England. The administrative county comprises 12 districts. In the early Middle Ages it was a province of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. The region included the ancestral lands of the house of Lancaster. In the Industrial Revolution it became an important manufacturing region and a centre of the textile industry. Lancaster and Preston are its major market and industrial cities; it also has resort towns, including Blackpool, on the Irish Sea.

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