Shropshire

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Shrop·​shire | \ ˈshräp-ˌshir How to pronounce Shropshire (audio) , -shər, especially US -ˌshī(-ə)r, especially Southern ˈsräp- \

Definition of Shropshire

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

First Known Use of Shropshire

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shropshire

Shropshire, England

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The first known use of Shropshire was in 1803

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“Shropshire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shropshire. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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Shropshire geographical name

Shrop·​shire | \ ˈshräp-shər How to pronounce Shropshire (audio) , -ˌshir \
variants: or Salop \ ˈsa-​ləp How to pronounce Shropshire (audio) , -​ˌläp \

Definition of Shropshire

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

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