from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It was annexed by the Normans in 933, and French influence has persisted since autonomy was granted in 1204.
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- proper n. The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and Great Britain.
- proper n. A type of cow from Jersey.
- proper n. New Jersey.
From Anglo-Norman Gersui, from Old Norse, compound of Geirs ("Geirr's") and ey ("island"). (Wiktionary)