Leicester

noun
Leices·​ter | \ ˈle-stər How to pronounce Leicester (audio) \

Definition of Leicester

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Leicester

biographical name

Definition of Leicester (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Leicester

geographical name
Leices·​ter | \ ˈle-stər How to pronounce Leicester (audio) \

Definition of Leicester (Entry 3 of 3)

city central England population 444,000

Note: Leicester is the capital of Leicestershire.

First Known Use of Leicester

Noun

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Leicester

Noun

Leicester, county in England

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“Leicester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leicester. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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