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kerry

[ker-ee] /ˈkɛr i/
noun, plural kerries.
1.
one of an Irish breed of small, black dairy cattle.
Origin of kerry
1875-1880
1875-80; named after Kerry, home of the breed

Kerry

[ker-ee] /ˈkɛr i/
noun
1.
a county in W Munster province, in the SW Republic of Ireland. 1815 sq. mi. (4700 sq. km). County seat: Tralee.
2.
a male given name, form of Kerr.
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  • Both the Cork and kerry sides of the bay are very beautiful and worthy of investigation.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • And in kerry, where we'll be, the saints helping, before noon—which is all one with Connaught?

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • My father's away frequently, and he couldn't take kerry about with him, of course.

  • But I'd a notion if we followed them we might light on one friend or another—'twas in kerry, after all!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • I 'll not refer to that remote time when my ancestors wore the crown, and ruled the fair kingdom of kerry.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for kerry

Kerry1

/ˈkɛrɪ/
noun
1.
John Forbes. born 1943, US politician; unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate in the presidential election of 2004; secretary of state from 2013

Kerry2

/ˈkɛrɪ/
noun
1.
a county of SW Republic of Ireland, in W Munster province: mostly mountainous (including the highest peaks in Ireland), with a deeply indented coast and many offshore islands. County town: Tralee. Pop: 132 527 (2002). Area: 4701 sq km (1815 sq miles)
2.
a small black breed of dairy cattle, originally from Kerry
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