|Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃɪə, -ʃə)|
|1.||Berks a historic county of S England: since reorganization in 1974 the River Thames has marked the N boundary while the Berkshire Downs occupy central parts; the county council was replaced by six unitary authorities in 1998. Area: 1259 sq km (486 sq miles)|
|2.||a rare breed of pork and bacon pig having a black body and white points|
county, southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S., bounded to the north by Blue Mountain. It consists mostly of mountainous terrain in the Appalachian Ridge and Valley physiographic province-except for the southern corner, which consists of rolling piedmont. The principal streams are the Schuylkill and Conestoga rivers and Maiden, Hay, Northkill, Tulpehocken, Allegheny, Monocacy, and Manatawny creeks. Recreation areas include Ontelaunee and Blue Marsh lakes, as well as Nolde Forest and French Creek state parks. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail follows Blue Mountain along the northwestern edge of the county.
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