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(ˈwʊstəˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of W central England, formerly (1974–98) part of Hereford and Worcester. Administrative centre: Worcester. Pop: 549 300 (2003 est). Area: 1742 sq km (674 sq miles)


(ˈwʊs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a former county in W central England, now part of Hereford and Worcester.
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Noun1.Worcestershire - a savory sauce of vinegar and soy sauce and spicesWorcestershire - a savory sauce of vinegar and soy sauce and spices
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
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Way over in England, Peggy, there's a county called Worcestershire.
I am a Worcestershire man myself,--born near Pershore.
In Worcestershire the life of a man seems a great and a sacred thing; but it is very different when there is fire and blood all round you and you have been used to meeting death at every turn.
Laghamon was a humble parish priest in Worcestershire, and his thirty-two thousand half-lines, in which he imperfectly follows the Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter, are rather crude; though they are by no means dull, rather are often strong with the old-time Anglo-Saxon fighting spirit.
I have not had a better supper ordered this half-year than they ordered last night; and so easy and good-humoured were they, that they found no fault with my Worcestershire perry, which I sold them for champagne; and to be sure it is as well tasted and as wholesome as the best champagne in the kingdom, otherwise I would scorn to give it 'em; and they drank me two bottles.
Worcestershire CC intends to procure a Healthwatch Services for Worcestershire.
The extra funding will extend the reach of the existing Superfast Worcestershire partnership programme between Worcestershire County Council, BT and the Government's Broadband Delivery UK programme (BDUK), which began making faster fibre broadband connections available to the first homes and businesses last May.
Glamorgan's sole win in the championship so far this summer came against Worcestershire at the Swalec Stadium in mid-April when they defeated the Midlands side by 10 wickets.
In overcast conditions, Kent were outfought by a gritty Worcestershire middle-order batting display that secured a slender yet precious 35-run first-innings lead.
The victory was Glamorgan's first over Worcestershire at their Cardiff headquarters for 42 years.
5 overs with Worcestershire bowled out for only 123 in their first innings.
The plans form part of the Worcestershire Oncology Project, which is working to develop a world class radiotherapy facility in Worcestershire and deliver almost all chemotherapy in the county.

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