Leicester definition by Webster's New World
any of a breed of large sheep with long, coarse wool, and, usually, an open face, originally developed in Leicestershire
Leicester, Earl of (Robert Dudley) 1532?-88; Eng. courtier & general: favorite of Elizabeth I
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city in central England; county seat of Leicestershire: county district pop. 270,000
Leicester definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A borough of central England east-northeast of Birmingham. Built on the site of a Roman settlement, it is an important industrial center in a mining and sheep-raising district. Population: 330,000.
- Any of a breed of large, white-faced sheep having long coarse wool, developed in Leicestershire, a county of central England.
- A hard cheese similar to Cheddar and usually orange.
, First Earl of
See Robert Dudley.