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Chesh·irealso chesh·ire (chĕsh′ər)
A hard yellow English cheese made from cow's milk.
[After Cheshire, a county of west-central England.]
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(Placename) a former administrative county of NW England; administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East: low-lying and undulating, bordering on the Pennines in the east; mainly agricultural: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Warrington and Halton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Area 2077 sq km (802 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ches
(Biography) Group Captain (Geoffrey) Leonard. 1917–92, British philanthropist: awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II; founded the Leonard Cheshire Foundation Homes for the Disabled: married Sue, Baroness Ryder
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Chesh•ire(ˈtʃɛʃ ər, -ɪər)
a county in NW England. 966,500; 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).Formerly, Chester.
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