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Cher

[shair; French sher]
noun
1.
a river in central France, flowing NW to the Loire River. 220 miles (355 km) long.
2.
a department in central France. 2820 sq. mi. (7305 sq. km). Capital: Bourges.
3.
a female given name.
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Cher (French ʃɛr)
 
n
1.  a department of central France, in E Centre region. Capital: Bourges. Pop: 312 277 (2003 est). Area: 7304 sq km (2849 sq miles)
2.  a river in central France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing northwest to the Loire. Length: 354 km (220 miles)

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Cher
U.S. pop performer, born Cherilyn Sarkisian (1946). As a given name for girls in U.S., it hit a bump of popularity 1972-73 around the time she starred in a popular TV variety show.
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cher

American entertainer who parlayed her status as a teenage pop singer into a recording, concert, and acting career

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