from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of central England west of Nottingham. First founded by the Romans as a garrison town, it was one of the centers of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • proper noun A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.
  • proper noun Various cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa


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