Gloucestershire

geographical name
Glouces·​ter·​shire | \ ˈglä-stər-ˌshir How to pronounce Gloucestershire (audio) , -shər, ˈglȯ- \
variants: or Gloucester \ ˈglä-​stər How to pronounce Gloucester (audio) , ˈglȯ-​ \

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county of southwest central England area 1055 square miles (2732 square kilometers), population 596,984

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“Gloucestershire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gloucestershire. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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