Lancashire

noun
Lan·​ca·​shire | \ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Lancashire 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a moist crumbly white English cheese that is used especially in cooking

Lancashire

geographical name
Lan·​ca·​shire | \ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir, -shər\
variants: or Lancaster \ ˈlaŋ-​kə-​stər \

Definition of Lancashire (Entry 2 of 2)

county of northwestern England bordering on the Irish Sea; capital Preston area 1217 square miles (3152 square kilometers), population 1,171,339

First Known Use of Lancashire

Noun

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lancashire

Noun

Lancashire, England

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