Lan·​ca·​shire ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir How to pronounce Lancashire (audio)
: a moist crumbly white English cheese that is used especially in cooking

Word History


Lancashire, England

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lancashire was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Lancashire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Lan·​ca·​shire ˈlaŋ-kə-ˌshir How to pronounce Lancashire (audio)
variants or Lancaster
county of northwestern England bordering on the Irish Sea; capital Preston area 1217 square miles (3152 square kilometers), population 1,171,339

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