Shropshire

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noun Shrop·shire \ˈshräp-ˌshir, -shər, especially US -ˌshī(-ə)r, especially Southern ˈsräp-\

Definition of Shropshire

  1. :  any of a breed of dark-faced hornless sheep of English origin that are raised for both mutton and wool

Origin and Etymology of shropshire

Shropshire, England


Shropshire

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geographical name Shrop·shire \ˈshräp-shər, -ˌshir\
variants: or

Salop

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Definition of Shropshire

  1. county of western England bordering on Wales; capital Shrewsbury area 1396 square miles (3616 square kilometers), population 306,000


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