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Meaning of Cheshire

Chesh•ire

Pronunciation: (chesh'ur, -ēr), [key]
— n.
  1. formerly,a county in NW England. 910,900; 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).
  2. a town in central Connecticut. 21,788.
  3. Also calleda hard cheese, yellowish, orange, or white in color, made of cow's milk and similar to cheddar.
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