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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of southern Great Britain, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel off the coast of northwest France.
  • n. Any of a breed of brown and white dairy cattle originally developed on the island of Guernsey and noted for producing a rich golden milk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The second-largest of the Channel Islands.
  • n. A breed of dairy cattle originally bred in Guernsey.
  • n. A specimen of the Guernsey breed.
  • n. A knitted fisherman’s sweater of a type made on the island.
  • n. A long-sleeved shirt worn by sportsmen, especially in rugby codes (historically).
  • n. A team-liveried shirt; a jersey.
  • n. Selection or election to a position.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A close-fitting knitted woolen shirt much worn by seamen; a Guernsey frock. Compare jersey.
  • n. The red-legged partridge, Perdix or Caccabis rufa. Montagu.
  • n. A breed of dairy cattle, named from the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. It is slightly larger than the Jersey, lacks the black markings about the face, and has the inside of the ear yellow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey
  • n. a Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey

Etymologies

From Anglo-Norman, from Old Norse, compound of Granis ("Grani's") and ey ("island"). (Wiktionary)

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