from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of western England on the Welsh border. It was part of the kingdom of Mercia during Anglo-Saxon times.
  • n. A large hornless dark-faced sheep of a breed developed in Shropshire and raised for meat and wool.

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  • proper n. An inland county of England bordered by the English counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Welsh county of Powys and county borough of Wrexham.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An English breed of black-faced hornless sheep similar to the Southdown, but larger, now extensively raised in many parts of the world.


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Old English Scrobbesbyrigscīr, from Scrobbesbyrig ("Shrewsbury") + scīr ("shire").



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