Yorkshire

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noun York·shire \ˈyȯrk-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Yorkshire

  1. :  a white swine of any of several breeds or strains originated in Yorkshire, England

1869

First Known Use of yorkshire

1869


Yorkshire

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geographical name York·shire \ˈyȯrk-ˌshir, -ˌshər\

Definition of Yorkshire

  1. 1 or York \ˈyȯrk\play former county of northern England roughly bounded by the North Sea on the east, the Humber River on the south, the Pennine Chain on the west, and the county of Durham on the north and comprising the city of York and the (former) administrative counties of East Riding\ˈrī-diŋ\ play (capital Beverley), North Riding (capital Northallerton), and West Riding (capital Wakefield) Yorkshire was England's largest county in area until the 1974 reorganization.

  2. 2 historical region of northern England roughly equivalent to the former county and centered on present-day North Yorkshire — see also yorkshireman


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