Essex

biographical name

Definition of Essex

  1. 2nd Earl of — see devereux


Essex

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geographical name Es·sex \ˈe-siks\

Definition of Essex

  1. county of southeastern England bordering on the North Sea and the northern shore of the Thames River; was one of the kingdoms in the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy; capital Chelmsford area 1470 square miles (3807 square kilometers), population 1,393,587


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