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Etymology edit

From Old English Sūþseaxan (literally South Saxons), which stood for both Sussex and its people.

The town in New Brunswick may have been named after Sussex, New Jersey. The civil parish is named after the town.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌs.əks/
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Flag of Sussex (sense 1.1.)
Sussex (sense 1.1.) within the United Kingdom

Sussex (countable and uncountable, plural Sussexes)

  1. A placename.
    1. A former county of south-east England, England, United Kingdom, now divided into East- and West-), then bordered by Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and the English Channel.
    2. A civil parish of Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.
    3. A town in New Brunswick, Canada.
    4. Ellipsis of Sussex Drive or Sussex Street; a street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on which the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada and the Governor General of Canada are located.
    5. A borough of New Jersey, United States.
    6. A census-designated place, the county seat of Sussex County, Virginia, United States.
    7. A village in Wisconsin, United States.
  2. (countable) A surname.

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Light Sussex hen

Sussex (plural Sussexes)

  1. A British breed of dual-purpose chicken, reared both for its meat and for its eggs.
    • 1967, Folia Biologica, page 124:
      In the blood of the four groups of birds examined, (viz. purebred Sussexes and Bantams and their reciprocal hybrids) distinct differences were found of the content of DNA and RNA between the Sussexes and the three remaining groups.
    • 1968, Ė. Ė Penionzhkevich, Poultry: Biology, Breeds and Breeding, page 192:
      In the USSR, Sussexes are distributed in the western and southern parts of the Ukrainian SSR.
    • 1984, Soviet Genetics, page 534:
      Grouped around the fowl of the second class (see Fig. 3) are such breeds as White Plymouth Rock, Light Sussex, White Cornish, and Kuchinskaya yubileinaya – all meat breeds, apart from the sussexes; []
    • 1985, Peter Gzowski, The Morningside Papers, McClelland and Stewart in association with CBC Enterprises, published 1986, →ISBN, page 29:
      Spring and summer were more kind and the flock multipled,[sic] although no purebred Sussexes had survived the winter.
    • 1986, Collier’s Encyclopedia, page 217:
      In this group fall the medium-size breeds, such as the Plymouth Rocks, Reds, New Hampshires, Sussexes, Orpingtons, Australorps, and others.
    • 1995 November/December, Paula Poundstone, “Letters to Paula”, in Mother Jones, page 79:
      Brown eggs come from white Plymouth Rock chickens, New Hampshire chickens, white and dark Cornish chickens, Rhode Island reds, barred Plymouth Rock chickens, and light Sussexes.
    • 2014, The Egg Cookbook: The Creative Farm-to-Table Guide to Cooking Fresh Eggs, Healdsburg Press, →ISBN:
      [“Egg Color”:] Cream eggs [“Chicken”:] Polish, Sussexes, Faverolles
    • 2015, Suzie Baldwin, The Smallholder’s Handbook: Keeping and Caring for Poultry and Livestock on a Small Scale, Kyle Books, →ISBN:
      Some of the hybrid layers I would recommend are Black Rocks, Skylines, Maran Cuivres, Sussexes, Blacktails, Gold Lines, and Blue and White Leghorns.
    • 2022, Margot Guralnick, Fan Winston, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home: A Sourcebook for Stylish, Eco-Conscious Living, Artisan, →ISBN:
      The couple currently keeps seventeen chickens—Araucanas, some Sebright bantams, Silkies, speckled Sussexes, and a Maran—in a coop built by Brian.

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