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Somerset

[ suhm-er-set, -sit ]
/ ˈsʌm ərˌsɛt, -sɪt /
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noun
a city in SE Massachusetts.
a town in S Kentucky.
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British Dictionary definitions for Somerset (1 of 2)

Somerset1
/ (ˈsʌməsɪt, -ˌsɛt) /

noun
a county of SW England, on the Bristol Channel: the Mendip Hills lie in the north and Exmoor in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset (both part of Avon county from 1975 until 1996): mainly agricultural (esp dairying and fruit). Administrative centre: Taunton. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 507 500 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3452 sq km (1332 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Somerset (2 of 2)

Somerset2
/ (ˈsʌməsɛt) /

noun
1st Duke of, title of Edward Seymour . ?1500–52, English statesman, protector of England (1547–49) during Edward VI's minority. He defeated the Scots (1547) and furthered the Protestant Reformation: executed
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