Yorkshire meaning

yôrk'shîr, -shər
A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.
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Any of a breed of swine having a white coat and erect ears, first developed in Yorkshire.
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Any of a breed of pure-white hog orig. developed in Yorkshire.
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Former county of N England, on the North Sea: now divided into several administrative units.
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England's largest county. Situated in the north-east England; divided into three ridings, (North, West and East, and The City Of York). Since 1974 for administration purposes local government has used different divisions.
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(informal) Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.
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Origin of yorkshire

  • From Old English EoferwicscÄ«r (“Yorkshire"); Eoferwic (“York") +"Ž scÄ«r (“shire")
    From Wiktionary