Pronunciation: (chesh'ur, -ēr), [key]
1. formerly, Chester. a county in NW England. 910,900; 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).
2. a town in central Connecticut. 21,788.
3. Also called Chesh'ire cheese', Chester. a hard cheese, yellowish, orange, or white in color, made of cow's milk and similar to cheddar.
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