a former county in SE England: divided into East Sussex and West Sussex.
one of an English breed of red beef cattle.
one of an English breed of chickens, raised chiefly for marketing as roasters.
a kingdom of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in SE England. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of sussex

  • The most noted is the clergy-house at Alfriston, Sussex, which has been carefully preserved.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • His ancestors had long been large landed proprietors in Sussex.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • If you are down in Sussex and I chance to be there I should be glad to have you play an eighteen with me.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But in 1540 he wrested it from him, and regranted it to Robert, Earl of Sussex.

    Hampstead and Marylebone

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

British Dictionary definitions for sussex



(until 1974) a county of SE England, now divided into the separate counties of East Sussex and West Sussex
(in Anglo-Saxon England) the kingdom of the South Saxons, which became a shire of the kingdom of Wessex in the early 9th century a.d
a breed of red beef cattle originally from Sussex
a heavy and long-established breed of domestic fowl used principally as a table bird
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