Leicester

[ les-ter ]
/ ˈlɛs tər /

noun

1st Earl of. Robert Dudley.
a city in Leicestershire in central England.
one of an English breed of large sheep, noted for its coarse, long wool and large yield of mutton.

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British Dictionary definitions for Leicester (1 of 2)

Leicester1
/ (ˈlɛstə) /

noun

a city in central England, in Leicester unitary authority, on the River Soar: administrative centre of Leicestershire: Roman remains and a ruined Norman castle; two universities (1957, 1992); light engineering, hosiery, and footwear industries. Pop: 283 900 (2003 est)
a unitary authority in central England, in Leicestershire. Pop: 330 574 (2001). Area: 73 sq km (28 sq miles)
short for Leicestershire
a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from Leicestershire
a fairly mild dark orange whole-milk cheese, similar to Cheddar

British Dictionary definitions for Leicester (2 of 2)

Leicester2
/ (ˈlɛstə) /

noun

Earl of. title of Robert Dudley. ?1532–88, English courtier; favourite of Elizabeth I. He led an unsuccessful expedition to the Netherlands (1585–87)
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