- a former county in W England, now part of Salop.
- one of an English breed of dark-faced sheep, yielding good mutton and white wool.
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Examples from the Web for shropshire
Have you actually brought two starving people from London to Shropshire, Helen?
The expedition to Shropshire crippled the Basts permanently.
A popular saying in Shropshire is "Cold and chilly like old Bolas."Bygone Punishments
The Shropshire tale of the Fairy Cow is much the same as the preceding.Welsh Folk-Lore
He makes less fuss about it than I do about going to Shropshire.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
- a county of W central England: Telford and Wrekin became an independent unitary authority in 1998, and the remaining county of Shropshire became a unitary authority in 2009; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Shrewsbury. Pop (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 286 700 (2003 est). Area (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 3201 sq km (1236 sq miles)
- a breed of medium-sized sheep having a dense fleece, originating from Shropshire and Staffordshire, England
Word Origin and History for shropshire
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