from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region of northwest England on the Irish Sea. It was part of the kingdom of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times and became a county palatine in 1351. Long noted for its textiles, the area grew rapidly after the Industrial Revolution.
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- proper n. A maritime county in the north-west of England bordered by the Irish Sea, Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles
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