Yorkshire

noun
York·shire | \ˈyȯrk-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of Yorkshire 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a white swine of any of several breeds or strains originated in Yorkshire, England

Yorkshire

geographical name
York·shire | \ˈyȯrk-ˌshir, -ˌshər \

Definition of Yorkshire (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or York \ˈyȯrk \ former county of northern England roughly bounded by the North Sea on the east, the Humber River on the south, the Pennine Chain on the west, and the county of Durham on the north and comprising the city of York and the (former) administrative counties of East Rid*ing \ˈrī-diŋ \ (capital Beverley), North Riding (capital Northallerton), and West Riding (capital Wakefield)

Note: Yorkshire was England's largest county in area until the 1974 reorganization.

2 historical region of northern England roughly equivalent to the former county and centered on present-day North Yorkshire

First Known Use of Yorkshire

Noun

1869, in the meaning defined above

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