- 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.
Examples from the Web for shropshire
Historical Examples of 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