Leicester

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noun Leices·ter \ˈles-tər\

Definition of Leicester

  1. 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. 2 :  a hard usually orange-colored cheese similar to cheddar

Origin and Etymology of leicester

Leicester, county in England


First Known Use: 1798


Leicester

biographical name Leices·ter

Definition of Leicester

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


Leicester

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geographical name Leices·ter \ˈles-tər\

Definition of Leicester

  1. city cen England ∗ of Leicestershire pop 270,600


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