Worcester

[woo s-ter] /ˈwʊs tər/
noun
1.
Joseph Emerson, 1784–1865, U.S. lexicographer.
2.
a city in central Massachusetts.
3.
a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England, on the Severn: cathedral; Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1651.
British Dictionary definitions for j. worcester
Worcester (ˈwʊstə)
 
n
1.  a cathedral city in W central England, the administrative centre of Worcestershire on the River Severn: scene of the battle (1651) in which Charles II was defeated by Cromwell. Pop: 94 029 (2001)
2.  an industrial city in the US, in central Massachusetts: Clark University (1887). Pop: 175 706 (2003 est)
3.  a town in S South Africa; centre of a fruit-growing region. Pop: 66 349 (2001)

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Word Origin and History for j. worcester
Worcester
Wireceastre (1086), O.E. Wigranceastre (717), Weogorna civitas (691), from Weogora, a tribal name. Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrin's) is attested from 1843.
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