There are 2 definitions of dexter in English:

dexter1

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkstə
 
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adjective

[attributive] archaic & Heraldry
  • On or towards the right-hand side (in a coat of arms, from the bearer’s point of view, i.e. the left as it is depicted). The opposite of sinister.
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    • It's blue, master, with a red stripe sinister, and a yellow emblem on the dexter side.
    • It is basically a wide stripe that runs from dexter chief to sinister base.
    • And they will be even more fortunate if the attendant planets are in dexter aspect

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin, 'on the right'.

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Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

There are 2 definitions of dexter in English:

dexter2

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkstə
 
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noun

  • An animal of a small, hardy breed of Irish cattle.
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    • This month, we're mostly eating longhorn; last year, it was dexter.
    • As well as the beef and dexter sections, dairy classes will be back for the first time since the foot-and-mouth outbreak, and the popular young handler classes return, featuring guinea pigs, chickens and dogs.

Origin

late 19th century: said to have been named after the breeder.

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