any of a breed of domestic chicken, originating in Sussex, with speckled or reddish feathers, usually raised for its meat
- former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in SE England
- former county of SE England, on the English Channel: now divided into two counties, East Sussex & West Sussex
Origin of SussexMiddle English Suth-sæxe from Old English Suth-Seaxe, South Saxon (land or people): see south and Saxon
An Anglo-Saxon kingdom of southern England bordering on the English Channel. Founded in the fifth century AD, it was captured by the kingdom of Wessex in 825.