Chelsea

[chel-see] /ˈtʃɛl si/
noun
1.
a former borough in Greater London, England: now part of Kensington and Chelsea; many residences of artists and writers.
2.
a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
3.
a female given name.
British Dictionary definitions for Chelsea
Chelsea (ˈtʃɛlsɪ)
 
n
a residential district of SW London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: site of the Chelsea Royal Hospital for old and invalid soldiers (Chelsea Pensioners)

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Word Origin and History for Chelsea
Chelsea
district in southwest London, Chelchuthe (1300), O.E. Chelchede (1086), Celchyth (789), Caelichyth (767), probably lit. "chalk landing place," from O.E. cealc "chalk" + hyth "landing place." Perhaps chalk or limestone was unloaded here from Chalk neare Gravesend in Kent. Chelsea Hospital founded by Charles II, built 1680s, as a home for aged veterans.
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Encyclopedia Article for Chelsea

city, Suffolk county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. A northeastern suburb of Boston, it lies on the estuary of the Mystic River and is joined to Charlestown by a road bridge. Settled in 1624 as Winnisimmet, it was renamed in 1739 for Chelsea, London. The city suffered massive fires in 1908 and 1973.

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