Jessore jĕsōr´ [key], city (1991 pop. 154,000), SW Bangladesh, on the Bhairab River. Modern Jessore, a market town for rice and sugar, also has rice and oilseed mills and celluloid and plastics industries. Four affiliate colleges of Rajshahi Univ. are in the city.

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