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  1. Also called Banff·shire [bamf-sheer, -sher] /ˈbæmf ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in NE Scotland.
  2. a seaport in this district.
  3. a resort town in Banff National Park.
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Historical Examples of banffshire

  • Ballindalloch (near), Banffshire:reputed chambered mound, 117.

    The Testimony of Tradition

    David MacRitchie

  • From the singing of an old woman in Buckie, Enzie, Banffshire.

  • She is a native of Banffshire, and learned the ballad there in her infancy.

  • A man in Banffshire rented a small farm from a game-preserving laird.


    W. Gordon Stables

  • In Banffshire the peat fires are covered with ashes and smoothed down.

British Dictionary definitions for banffshire


  1. (until 1975) a county of NE Scotland: formerly (1975–96) part of Grampian region, now part of Aberdeenshire
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  1. a town in NE Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Pop: 3991 (2001)
  2. a town in Canada, in SW Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains: surrounded by Banff National Park . Pop: 7135 (2001)
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