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A historical region and ancient kingdom of northern Ireland. Largely annexed by the English Crown during the reign of James I, it is now divided between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is often called Ulster.
A loose, long overcoat made of heavy, rugged fabric and often belted.
1. (Placename) a province and former kingdom of N Ireland: passed to the English Crown in 1461; confiscated land given to English and Scottish Protestant settlers in the 17th century, giving rise to serious long-term conflict; partitioned in 1921, six counties forming Northern Ireland and three counties joining the Republic of Ireland. Pop (three Ulster counties of the Republic of Ireland): 46 714 (2002); (six Ulster counties of Northern Ireland): 1 702 628 (2003 est). Area (Republic of Ireland): 8013 sq km (3094 sq miles); (Northern Ireland): 14 121 sq km (5452 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an informal name for Northern Ireland
(Clothing & Fashion) a man's heavy double-breasted overcoat with a belt or half-belt at the back
[C19: so called because it was first produced in Northern Ireland]
1. a former province in Ireland, now comprising Northern Ireland and a part of the Republic of Ireland.
2. a province in N Republic of Ireland. 235,641; 3123 sq. mi. (8090 sq. km).
4. (l.c.) a long, loose, heavy overcoat, orig. of Irish frieze, now also of any of various other woolen cloths.
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|Noun||1.||Ulster - a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland|
|2.||ulster - loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted|