from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A borough of central England east-northeast of Birmingham. Built on the site of a Roman settlement, it is an important industrial center in a mining and sheep-raising district. Population: 330,000.
- n. Any of a breed of large, white-faced sheep having long coarse wool, developed in Leicestershire, a county of central England.
- n. A hard cheese similar to Cheddar and usually orange.
- Leicester, First Earl of See Robert Dudley.
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- proper n. A city in Leicestershire, England
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a shire in England: applied distinctively to a breed of sheep having a long, tapering head, deep chest, round body, thin skin, and fine white wool; and
- n. to a breed of cattle, practically the same as the longhorn. This breed, as also the Leicester sheep, was brought into prominence by Robert Bakewell, a noted breeder of the eighteenth century.
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- n. an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
- n. a largely agricultural county in central England
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