Hampshire

noun Hamp·shire \ ˈham(p)-ˌshir , -shər \

Definition of Hampshire

1 : any of a British breed of large hornless black-faced mutton-producing sheep called also Hampshire Down
2 : any of an American breed of black white-belted swine

Origin and Etymology of hampshire

Hampshire, England


Hampshire

geographical name Hamp·shire \ ˈhamp-ˌshir , -shər \
variants: or Hants play \ˈhants\

Definition of Hampshire

county of southern England on the English Channel; capital Winchester area 1509 square miles (3908 square kilometers), population 1,317,788

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