Berkshire

noun

Berk·​shire ˈbərk-ˌshir How to pronounce Berkshire (audio) -shər How to pronounce Berkshire (audio)
: any of a breed of medium-sized black swine with white markings

Word History

Etymology

Berkshire, England

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Berkshire was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Berkshire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Berkshire. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Berkshire

geographical name

Berk·​shire ˈbärk-shər How to pronounce Berkshire (audio)
former county of southern England in the Thames River basin; capital Reading

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