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

  • A region and ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of southern England. Founded by the descendants of Saxons who settled in Britain in the fifth century, Wessex became part of the unified kingdom of England in the tenth century.

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  • proper noun One of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, existing between the 6th and 9th centuries, and comprising most of England south of the Thames.

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

  • noun a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century

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The land of the West Saxons.

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