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Suffolk

[suhf-uh k]
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noun
  1. a county in E England. 1470 sq. mi. (3805 sq. km).
  2. one of an English breed of sheep having a black face and legs, noted for mutton of high quality.
  3. one of an English breed of chestnut draft horses having a deep body and short legs.
  4. one of an English breed of small, black hogs.
  5. a city in SE Virginia.
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  • Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Kent are the most rich in this respect.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • And yet Kerrison tells me you reviewed the Suffolk papers in the Edinburgh.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Perhaps Suffolk was not sorry to see a way out of the perplexity.

    Two Penniless Princesses

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • In the mean time Wyatt and Suffolk remained prisoners in the Tower.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Jacob Abbott

  • These godly persons were apprehended by Mr. Noone, a justice in Suffolk.


British Dictionary definitions for suffolk

Suffolk1

noun
  1. a county of SE England, on the North Sea: its coast is flat and marshy, indented by broad tidal estuaries. Administrative centre: Ipswich. Pop: 678 100 (2003 est). Area: 3800 sq km (1467 sq miles)

Suffolk2

noun
  1. a black-faced breed of sheep
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Word Origin and History for suffolk

Suffolk

Old English Suþfolcci (895); see Norfolk.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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