I. noun Etymology: Leicester, county in England Date: 1798 1. an individual of a breed of white-faced long wool sheep having a massive body and heavy fleece that was originally developed in England and extensively used in the development of numerous modern sheep breeds 2. a hard usually orange-colored cheese similar to cheddar II. biographical name 1st Earl of — see Robert Dudley;; see also de Montfort III. geographical name city central England capital of Leicestershire population 270,600

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