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York·shire 1

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.

York·shire 2

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
Any of a breed of swine having a white coat and erect ears, first developed in Yorkshire.


(ˈjɔːkˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a historic county of N England: the largest English county, formerly divided administratively into East, West, and North Ridings. In 1974 it was much reduced in size and divided into the new counties of North, West, and South Yorkshire: in 1996 the East Riding of Yorkshire was reinstated as a unitary authority and parts of the NE were returned to North Yorkshire for geographical and ceremonial purposes


(ˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər)

1. Also called York. a former county in N England, now part of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Cleveland, and Durham.
2. one of an English breed of white hogs having erect ears.
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Noun1.Yorkshire - a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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