Essex

biographical name

Definition of Essex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2nd Earl of — see devereux

Essex

geographical name
Es·​sex | \ ˈe-siks How to pronounce Essex (audio) \

Definition of Essex (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Essex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Essex. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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