Meaning of LEICESTER in English


I. noun Etymology: ~, county in England Date: 1798 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, a hard usually orange-colored cheese similar to cheddar, II. biographical name 1st Earl of, III. geographical name city central England capital of ~shire population 270,600

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