Encyclopedia > Norfolk

  Article Content


The name "Norfolk" originally referred to a region of England. For a discussion of the region's name and history, see Norfolk, England.

There are many other places named after this region, either directly or indirectly:-

Norfolk also refers to a style of cooking seafood in a butter sauce, derived from Norfolk, Virginia.

A Norfolk jacket is a loose, belted, single-breasted jacket with box pleats on the front and back. The style was long popular for boys' jackets and suits and is still used in some (primarily military and police) uniforms. It was originally designed as a hunting jacket to be worn by the Duke of Norfolk and his guests whilst hunting on his estate and became fashionable in the early nineteenth century after the Prince Regent ordered one made for himself. See "Norfolk Jackets and Suits (http://histclo.hispeed.com/style/suit/norfolk/norfolk)" (an external link).

The Norfolk pine is a species of tree (Araucaria heterophylla), also called the "Norfolk Island pine."

This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name. If you followed a link here, you might want to go back and fix that link to point to the appropriate specific page.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
David McReynolds

... President as the SPUSA candidate receiving over 6,000 votes, and also becoming the first openly gay man to run for President in U.S. history. Upon the request of fellow ...

This page was created in 44.4 ms