Pronunciation: (hamp'shēr, -shur), [key]
1. Also called Hants. a county in S England. 1,449,700; 1460 sq. mi. (3780 sq. km).
2. Also called Hamp'shire Down'. one of an English breed of sheep having a dark face, ears, and legs, noted for the rapid growth of its lambs.
3. one of an English breed of black hogs having a broad band of white over the shoulders and front legs.
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