Berkshire

noun
Berk·​shire | \ ˈbərk-ˌshir How to pronounce Berkshire (audio) , -shər How to pronounce Berkshire (audio) \

Definition of Berkshire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Berkshire

geographical name
Berk·​shire | \ ˈbärk-shər How to pronounce Berkshire (audio) \

Definition of Berkshire (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Berkshire

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Berkshire

Noun

Berkshire, England

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“Berkshire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Berkshire. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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