< /bɜrks; British bɑrks/. a county in S England. 485 sq. mi. (1255 sq. km).
- a range of low mountains in W Massachusetts: resort region. Highest peak, Mt. Greylock, 3505 feet (1070 meters).
- 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
- 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.”