[ wilt-sheer, -sher ]

  1. Also Wilts [wilts]. /wɪlts/. a county in S England. 1,345 sq. mi. (3,485 sq. km). County seat: Salisbury.

  2. one of an English breed of white sheep having long, spiral horns.

  1. Also called Wiltshire cheese . a cylindrical, semihard cheese, moister and flakier than cheddar.

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/ (ˈwɪltʃə, -ˌʃɪə) /

  1. a county of S England, consisting mainly of chalk uplands, with Salisbury Plain in the south and the Marlborough Downs in the north; prehistoric remains (at Stonehenge and Avebury); became a unitary authority in 2009: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Swindon unitary authority (established in 1997). Administrative centre: Trowbridge. Pop (excluding Swindon): 440 800 (2003 est). Area (excluding Swindon): 3481 sq km (1344 sq miles)

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