[ suhs-iks ]

  1. a former county in SE England: divided into East Sussex and West Sussex.

  2. one of an English breed of red beef cattle.

  1. one of an English breed of chickens, raised chiefly for marketing as roasters.

  2. a kingdom of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in SE England.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sussex


/ (ˈsʌsɪks) /

  1. (until 1974) a county of SE England, now divided into the separate counties of East Sussex and West Sussex

  2. (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

  1. a breed of red beef cattle originally from Sussex

  2. a heavy and long-established breed of domestic fowl used principally as a table bird

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