Meaning of LEICESTER in English



Pronunciation: ' les-t ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Leicester, county in England

Date: 1798

1 : an individual of a breed of white-faced long wool sheep having a massive body and heavy fleece that was orig. developed in England and extensively used in the development of numerous modern sheep breeds

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

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.