Guernsey
I. noun (plural Guernseys) Etymology: Guernsey, Channel islands Date: 1834 any of a breed of usually reddish-brown and white dairy cattle that are larger than the Jersey and produce rich yellowish milk II. geographical name island English Channel in the Channel Islands capital St. Peter Port area 24 square miles (62 square kilometers), population 55,421

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  • guernsey — is the second largest of the Channel Islands. The name is used attributively to designate things found in or associated with Guernsey. Thus the term Guernsey cow for an animal of a breed of usually brown and white dairy cattle that originated in… …   Australian idioms

  • Guernsey — Guernsey, WY U.S. town in Wyoming Population (2000): 1147 Housing Units (2000): 612 Land area (2000): 1.074653 sq. miles (2.783339 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013408 sq. miles (0.034727 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.088061 sq. miles (2.818066 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Guernsey — ► NOUN (pl. Guernseys) 1) a breed of dairy cattle from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, noted for producing rich, creamy milk. 2) (guernsey) a thick sweater made from oiled wool. 3) (guernsey) Austral. a football shirt …   English terms dictionary

  • Guernsey —   [ gəːnzi, englisch], französisch Guernesey [gɛrnə zɛ], eine der direkt der britischen Krone unterstehenden Kanalinseln, 63 km2, 58 900 Einwohner, Amtssprache ist Englisch. Die Insel steigt nach Süden hin auf etwa 100 m über dem Meeresspiegel an …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Guernsey — an island in the English Channel near northwest France. Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands. It is popular for holidays and famous as a place where people pay very little tax …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Guernsey — (spr. Gernsi), 1) eine der englisch normannischen Inseln im Kanal la Manche, an der Küste von Frankreich; 41/3 QM., felsige Küsten, guter Graswuchs, Viehzucht, Handel u. Schifffahrt; 29,757 Ew.; Hauptort: St. Pierre, Sitz des Gouverneurs, hat… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Guernsey — (spr. görnsĭ), eine der zu England gehörigen Kanalinseln (Sarmia der Alten), 64,8 qkm groß mit (1901) 40,477 Einw., hat die Gestalt eines rechtwinkligen Dreiecks, mit steiler, von liefen Schluchten zerrissener Südküste, während das nördliche… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guernsey — (spr. görnsĕ; frz. Guernesey, spr. gern seh), eine der Normannischen Inseln, 65 qkm, mit Herm und Jethou (1901) 40.477 E.; befestigt; Hauptstadt St. Pierre …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guernsey — (Ghernsi), s. normannische Inseln …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Guernsey — breed of cattle, 1834, from the Channel Island where it was bred; the island name is Viking. Like neighboring JERSEY (Cf. Jersey), it was also taken as the name for a coarse, close fitting vest of wool (1839), and in Australia the word supplies… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Guernsey — Guernsey1 [gʉrn′zē] n. pl. Guernseys 1. [after GUERNSEY2, where first bred] any of a breed of medium sized dairy cattle, usually fawn colored with white markings 2. [orig. made on the island] [g ] a closefitting, knitted woolen shirt, worn by… …   English World dictionary

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