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Lancashire

[ lang-kuh-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈlæŋ kəˌʃɪər, -ʃər /
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noun
a county in NW England. 1,174 sq. mi. (3,040 sq. km).
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Also called Lancaster.
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British Dictionary definitions for Lancashire

Lancashire
/ (ˈlæŋkəˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun
a county of NW England, on the Irish Sea: became a county palatine in 1351 and a duchy attached to the Crown; much reduced in size after the 1974 boundary changes, losing the Furness district to Cumbria and much of the south to Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire: Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool became independent unitary authorities in 1998. It was traditionally a cotton textiles manufacturing region. Administrative centre: Preston. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 147 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2889 sq km (1115 sq miles)Abbreviation: Lancs
a mild whitish-coloured cheese with a crumbly texture
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