Berkshire

noun Berk·shire \ ˈbərk-ˌshir , -shər \

Definition of Berkshire

: any of a breed of medium-sized black swine with white markings

Origin and Etymology of berkshire

Berkshire, England


Berkshire

geographical name Berk·shire \ ˈbärk-shər \

Definition of Berkshire

former county of southern England in the Thames River basin; capital Reading

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