Shropshire

Shropshire

[shrop-sheer, -sher]
noun
1.
a former county in W England, now part of Salop.
2.
one of an English breed of dark-faced sheep, yielding good mutton and white wool.
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Shropshire (ˈʃrɒpˌʃɪə, -ʃə)
 
n
1.  a county of W central England: Telford and Wrekin became an independent unitary authority in 1998, and the remaining county of Shropshire became a unitary authority in 2009; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Shrewsbury. Pop (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 286 700 (2003 est). Area (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 3201 sq km (1236 sq miles)
2.  a breed of medium-sized sheep having a dense fleece, originating from Shropshire and Staffordshire, England

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Shropshire
shortened form of the old spelling of Shrewsbury + shire.
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