Pronunciation: (staf'urd), [key]
1. Jean, 1915–79, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2. Sir Edward William, 1819–1901, New Zealand political leader, born in Scotland: prime minister 1856–61, 1865–69, 1872.
3. a city in and the county seat of Staffordshire, in central England. 114,300.
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