Smithfield

Smithfield

[smith-feeld]
noun
a town in N Rhode Island.
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Smithfield
place in London, celebrated since at least 17c. as a market for cattle and horses, later the central meat market. In various colloquial expressions. Originally Smethefield, from O.E. smethe "smooth." Smithfield ham (1908, Amer.Eng.) is from a town of that name in Virginia.
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