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[eylz-buh-ree, -bree]
  1. one of an English breed of white, domestic ducks.
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Origin of Aylesbury

First recorded in 1850–55; named after Aylesbury, England
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Historical Examples of aylesbury

  • The Duke of Aylesbury swung round with his hands in his pockets.

    Alarms and Discursions

    G. K. Chesterton

  • Were condemned by a bigoted vicar of Aylesbury, named Berry.

  • Of these, Rochester was the greatest; and he and Armourer were arrested at Aylesbury.

  • Probably this is a little earlier in date than the Aylesbury house.

  • Inspector Aylesbury did not deign to reply, or could not trust himself to do so.

    Bat Wing

    Sax Rohmer

British Dictionary definitions for aylesbury


  1. a town in SE central England, administrative centre of Buckinghamshire. Pop: 69 021 (2001)
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