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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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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.
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.
Way over in England, Peggy, there's a county called Worcestershire.
The Worcestershire LEP covers Worcester, Redditch, Malvern Hills, Wyre Forest, Wychavon and Bromsgrove.
WORCESTERSHIRE are set to make their second closeseason signing by recruiting seamer Chris Whelan from Middlesex.
WARWICKSHIRE crashed to a nine-wicket defeat against Worcestershire at New Road yesterday.
PARENTS in Worcestershire have just days left to submit their application forms for a school place for their child in September.
The number of businesses looking to expand their premises in Worcestershire last month increased by a staggering 150 per cent compared with January 2009, according to the latest figures from a leading business property service.
The all-rounder, who retired from international cricket to protest against his omission from Pakistan's Twenty20 World Cup, will be looking to help Worcestershire to bag some much-needed silverware today when they take on the Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the Pro40 at Kidderminster.
RELIEVED Gloucestershire are to be given a second chance to defend the NatWest Trophy despite being beaten by neighbours Worcestershire in the third round.

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