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Leominster (lĕmˈĭnstər) [key], city (1990 pop. 38,145), Worcester co., N central Mass.; set off from Lancaster 1740, inc. as a city 1915. Plastics, fabricated metals, locks, processed foods, and chemicals are made in the city, which was the birthplace of John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed).

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