Leicester

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Leices·ter

noun \ˈles-tər\

Definition of LEICESTER

1
:  an individual of a breed of white-faced long wool sheep having a massive body and heavy fleece that was originally developed in England and extensively used in the development of numerous modern sheep breeds
2
:  a hard usually orange-colored cheese similar to cheddar

Origin of LEICESTER

Leicester, county in England
First Known Use: 1798

Leicester

biographical name

Definition of LEICESTER

1st Earl of — see Robert dudley; — see also de montfort

Leices·ter

geographical name \ˈles-tər\

Definition of LEICESTER

city cen England of Leicestershire pop 270,600

Leicester

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City and unitary authority (pop., 2001: 279,921), geographic and historic county of Leicestershire, central England. Located on the River Soar, it was settled by Romans. A considerable community by Norman times, it was the site of a Norman castle and abbey built in 1143, the ruins of which still stand. King Richard III was killed near Leicester in the Battle of Bosworth Field (1485). It was incorporated in 1589 and became an industrial centre after the arrival of the railway in 1832. The University of Leicester (founded 1957) is nearby.

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