berkshire


< /bɜrks; British bɑrks/. a county in S England. 485 sq. mi. (1255 sq. km).

  • one of an English breed of black hogs, having white markings on the feet, face, and tail.
  • a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
  • plural noun

    1. a range of low mountains in W Massachusetts: resort region. Highest peak, Mt. Greylock, 3505 feet (1070 meters).

    noun

    1. a historic county of S England: since reorganization in 1974 the River Thames has marked the N boundary while the Berkshire Downs occupy central parts; the county council was replaced by six unitary authorities in 1998. Area: 1259 sq km (486 sq miles)Abbreviation: Berks
    2. a rare breed of pork and bacon pig having a black body and white points

    Old English Bearrocscir (893), from an ancient Celtic name meaning “hilly place” + Old English scir “shire, district.”

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