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 (bûrk′shîr′, -shər)
Any of a breed of black swine with white markings on the nose, feet, and tail.

[After Berkshire, a county of south-central England.]


(ˈbɑːkʃɪə; -ʃə)
1. (Placename) a historic county of S England: since reorganization in 1974 the River Thames has marked the N boundary while the Berkshire Downs occupy central parts; the county council was replaced by six unitary authorities in 1998. Area: 1259 sq km (486 sq miles). Abbreviation: Berks
2. (Breeds) a rare breed of pork and bacon pig having a black body and white points


(ˈbɜrk ʃɪər, -ʃər; Brit. ˈbɑrk-)

1. Also called Berks (bûrks; Brit. bärks). a county in S England. 752,500; 485 sq. mi. (1255 sq. km).
2. any of an English breed of black hogs having white markings on the feet, face, and tail.
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