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Wessex

Anglo-Saxon kingdom in southern England, literally "(land of the) West Saxons;" see west + Saxon. Modern use in reference to southwestern England (excluding Cornwall) is from Hardy's novels.

updated on March 26, 2014

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Definitions of Wessex from WordNet

Wessex (n.)
a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century;
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