From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jersey \Jer"sey\, n.; pl. Jerseys. [From Jersey, the largest
   of the Channel Islands.]
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   1. The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool;
      also, fine yarn of wool.
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   2. A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a
      closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic
      fabric (as stockinet).
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   3. One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys
      are noted for the richness of their milk.
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