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Essex

[es-iks] /ˈɛs ɪks/
noun
1.
2nd Earl of, Devereux, Robert.
2.
a county in SE England. 1418 sq. mi. (3670 sq. km).
3.
a town in N Maryland, near Baltimore.
4.
a town in W Vermont.
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British Dictionary definitions for essex, 2nd earl of

Essex1

/ˈɛsɪks/
noun
1.
a county of SE England, on the North Sea and the Thames estuary; the geographical and ceremonial county includes Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Administrative centre: Chelmsford. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 324 100 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3446 sq km (1310 sq miles)
2.
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that in the early 7th century ad comprised the modern county of Essex and much of Hertfordshire and Surrey. By the late 8th century, Essex had become a dependency of the kingdom of Mercia

Essex2

/ˈɛsɪks/
noun
1.
2nd Earl of, title of Robert Devereux. ?1566–1601, English soldier and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I; executed for treason
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Word Origin and History for essex, 2nd earl of

Essex

Old English East-Seaxe "East Saxons," who had a 7c. kingdom there.

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