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St. Helier

[seynt hel-yer; French san te-lyey] /ˌseɪnt ˈhɛl yər; French sɛ̃ tɛˈlyeɪ/
noun
1.
a seaport on the island of Jersey in the English Channel: resort.

Jersey

[jur-zee] /ˈdʒɜr zi/
noun
1.
a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km).
Capital: St. Helier.
2.
Informal. New Jersey.
Related forms
Jerseyan, noun, adjective
Jerseyite, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for saint helier

Saint Helier

/ˈhɛlɪə/
noun
1.
a market town and resort in the Channel Islands, the capital of Jersey, on the S coast. Pop: 28 310 (2001)

jersey

/ˈdʒɜːzɪ/
noun
1.
a knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
2.
  1. a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing
  2. (as modifier): a jersey suit
3.
a football shirt
Word Origin
C16: from Jersey, from the woollen sweaters traditionally worn by the fishermen

Jersey

/ˈdʒɜːzɪ/
noun
1.
an island in the English Channel, the largest of the Channel Islands: forms, with two other islands, the bailiwick of Jersey; colonized from Normandy in the 11th century and still officially French-speaking; noted for finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Helier. Pop: 95 732 (2013 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)
2.
a breed of dairy cattle producing milk with a high butterfat content, originating from the island of Jersey
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Word Origin and History for saint helier

jersey

n.

1580s as a type of knitted cloth; 1842 as a breed of cattle; both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Its name is said to be a corruption of Latin Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), influenced by Old English ey "island;" but perhaps rather a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island"). The meaning "woolen knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1836.

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