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Worcester

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noun Worces·ter \ˈwu̇s-tər\

Definition of Worcester

  1. :  low-fired porcelain containing a frit and steatite produced at Worcester, England, from about 1751 —called also Worcester china, Worcester porcelain



1783

First Known Use of worcester

1783


Worcester

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biographical name Worces·ter \ˈwu̇s-tər\

Definition of Worcester

  1. Joseph Emerson 1784–1865 Am. lexicographer




Worcester

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geographical name Worces·ter \ˈwu̇s-tər\

Definition of Worcester

  1. 1 city E cen Massachusetts W of Boston pop 181,045

  2. 2 or Worces·ter·shire play \-tə(r)-ˌshir, -shər\ county W cen England ∗ Worcester area 704 square miles (1823 square kilometers), pop 538,200

  3. 3 city, ∗ of Worcestershire & formerly of Hereford and Worcester pop 81,000




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