Leicester

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noun Leices·ter \ ˈle-stər \

Definition of Leicester

1 :an individual of a breed of white-faced long wool sheep having a massive body and heavy fleece that was originally developed in England and extensively used in the development of numerous modern sheep breeds
2 :a hard usually orange-colored cheese similar to cheddar

Origin and Etymology of leicester

Leicester, county in England


Leicester

biographical name

Definition of Leicester

1st Earl of — see Robert dudley; — see also de montfort

Leicester

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geographical name Leices·ter \ ˈles-tər \

Definition of Leicester

city central England population 444,000
Note: Leicester is the capital of Leicestershire.

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