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Meaning of jersey

jer•sey

Pronunciation: ( jûr'zē), [key]
— pl. -seys.
  1. a close-fitting, knitted sweater or shirt.
  2. a plain-knit, machine-made fabric of wool, silk, nylon, rayon, etc., characteristically soft and elastic, used for garments.
  3. (cap.) one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised originally on the island of Jersey, producing milk with a high butterfat content.

Jer•sey

Pronunciation: ( jûr'zē), [key]
— n.
  1. a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 79,342; 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km). Cap.: St. Helier.
  2. New Jersey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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