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[chel-see] /ˈtʃɛl si/

a former borough in Greater London, England: now part of Kensington and Chelsea; many residences of artists and writers.
a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
a female given name.
a residential district of SW London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: site of the Chelsea Royal Hospital for old and invalid soldiers (Chelsea Pensioners)

district in southwest London, Chelchuthe (1300), Old English Chelchede (1086), Celchyth (789), Caelichyth (767), probably literally “chalk landing place,” from Old English cealc “chalk” (see chalk (n.)) + hyth “landing place.” Perhaps chalk or limestone was unloaded here from Chalk near Gravesend in Kent. Chelsea Hospital founded by Charles II, built 1680s, as a home for aged veterans. As a fem. proper name, not in the top 1,000 names in U.S. until 1969, then in the top 100 among girls born 1984 to 1998, peaking at number 15 in 1992.


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