Main definitions of Leicester in English

: Leicester1Leicester2

Leicester1

Pronunciation /ˈlestər/ /ˈlɛstər/

See synonyms for Leicester

proper noun

  • A city in central England, on the Soar River; population 294,900 (est. 2009).

Main definitions of Leicester in English

: Leicester1Leicester2

Leicester2

Pronunciation /ˈlestər/ /ˈlɛstər/

See synonyms for Leicester

noun

  • 1

    (also Red Leicester)
    A kind of mild, firm cheese, typically orange-colored and originally made in Leicestershire.

    • ‘Grate some Cheddar and some Red Leicester to provide a nice change.’
  • 2

    (also Border Leicester)
    A 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.’
  • 3

    (also Blue-faced Leicester)
    A 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.’