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The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It was annexed by the Normans in 933, and French influence has persisted since autonomy was granted in 1204.

jer·sey  (jûrz)
n. pl. jer·seys
a. A soft, plain-knitted fabric used for clothing.
b. A garment made of this fabric.
2. A close-fitting knitted pullover shirt, jacket, or sweater.
3. often Jersey Any of a breed of fawn-colored dairy cattle developed on the island of Jersey and producing milk that is rich in butterfat.

[After Jersey.]

jersey  /drzi/  n. a light, soft shirt worn informally: He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football. jersey

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