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Suffolk

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noun Suf·folk \ˈsə-fək, -ˌfȯk\

Definition of Suffolk

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of chestnut-colored draft horses of English origin —called also Suffolk punch

  2. 2 :  any of a breed of large hornless black-faced sheep of English origin raised chiefly for mutton



Origin of suffolk

Suffolk, England


First Known Use: 1831


Suffolk

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geographical name Suf·folk \ˈsə-fək, US also -ˌfȯk\

Definition of Suffolk

  1. 1 city SE Virginia pop 84,585

  2. 2 county E England bordering on North Sea ∗ Ipswich area 1520 miles (3937 kilometers), pop 629,900; formerly divided into administrative counties of East Suffolk (∗ Ipswich) & West Suffolk (∗ Bury St. Edmunds)




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