Worcester

[ woo s-ter ]
/ ˈwʊs tər /
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noun

Joseph Emerson,1784–1865, U.S. lexicographer.
a city in central Massachusetts.
a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England, on the Severn: cathedral; Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1651.
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Worcester

/ (ˈwʊstə) /

noun

a cathedral city in W central England, the administrative centre of Worcestershire on the River Severn: scene of the battle (1651) in which Charles II was defeated by Cromwell. Pop: 94 029 (2001)
an industrial city in the US, in central Massachusetts: Clark University (1887). Pop: 175 706 (2003 est)
a town in S South Africa; centre of a fruit-growing region. Pop: 66 349 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for worcester

Worcester


Wireceastre (1086), Old English Wigranceastre (717), Weogorna civitas (691), from Weogora, a tribal name. Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrin's) is attested from 1843.

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