- Also called Dum·fries·shire [duhm-frees-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in S Scotland.
- a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns.
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He was the son of a Dumfriesshire baronet, the representative of the House of Redgauntlet.Robert Burns
Tom had carried his pigs to a better than any Dumfriesshire market.Bonnie Scotland
A.R. Hope Moncrieff
He died at Moffat, Dumfriesshire, on the 26th of November 1836.
Dumfriesshire, at any rate, may have been settled in this way.Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch
George Tobias Flom
Walter Scott, another of the founders, was born in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.Scotland's Mark on America
George Fraser Black
- (until 1975) a county in S Scotland, on the Solway Firth, now part of Dumfries and Galloway
- a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)