Hampshire definitions

hămp'shîr, -shər
Any of a breed of large sheep originating in England, having a black face and black ears and legs.
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County on the S coast of England: 1,459 sq mi (3,779 sq km)
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Any of a breed of swine originating in England and developed in the United States, having a black body with a white beltlike band around the shoulders and front legs.
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Former county of England including present-day Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.
proper name
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A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the English Channel separating it from the Isle of Wight; the county town is Winchester.
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Origin of hampshire

English ham + shire (county). The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom'plural'son.