Main definitions of Leicester in English

: Leicester1Leicester2

Leicester1

proper noun

  • A city in central England, on the River Soar, the county town of Leicestershire; population 294,900 (est. 2009). It was founded as a Roman settlement where the Fosse Way crosses the Soar (AD 50–100).

Pronunciation

Leicester

/ˈlɛstə/

Main definitions of Leicester in English

: Leicester1Leicester2

Leicester2

noun

  • 1mass noun A kind of mild, firm orange cheese originally made in Leicestershire.

    • ‘Grate some Cheddar and some Red Leicester to provide a nice change.’
  • 2A sheep of a breed often crossed with other breeds to produce lambs for the meat industry.

    • ‘The first Border Leicesters were introduced into Otago from Scotland by the New Zealand and Australian Land Co. in 1859.’
  • 3A sheep of a breed similar to the Border Leicester, but with finer wool and a darker face.

    • ‘This sheep produces a brilliant big Mule lamb, a cross with a Blue-faced Leicester.’

Pronunciation

Leicester

/ˈlɛstə/