Saint Helier

St. Helier

[seynt hel-yer; French san te-lyey]
noun
a seaport on the island of Jersey in the English Channel: resort.
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Jersey

[jur-zee]
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.

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

Jersey (ˈdʒɜːzɪ)
 
n
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: 87 500 (2003 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

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

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jersey
"knitted cloth" (1583) and "breed of cattle" (1842) both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, said to be a corruption of L. Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), infl. by O.E. ey "island;" but probably in fact a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island"). The meaning "woollen
knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1836.
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saint helier

chief town, resort, parish, and the capital of Jersey, in the Channel Islands. The town lies along St. Aubin's Bay opposite a tidal island known as L'Islet (accessible by causeway at low tide), on the south side of Jersey Island. The town is named for St. Helier, a Frankish missionary who was reputedly martyred there in 555. The saint's memory is preserved in the Hermitage, a small 12th-century oratory on L'Islet, as well as in the Abbey (later Priory) of St. Helier, founded in the mid-12th century by Robert FitzHamon, of Gloucester

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