Ayrshire

noun
Ayr·​shire | \ ˈer-ˌshir How to pronounce Ayrshire (audio) , -shər; ˈash-ˌir\

Definition of Ayrshire

: any of a breed of hardy dairy cattle developed in Ayr and usually marked with blotches of red or brown with white

First Known Use of Ayrshire

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ayrshire

Ayrshire, Scotland

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ayrshire

Dictionary Entries near Ayrshire

AYP

Ayr

ayre

Ayrshire

Ayrshire rose

Ayr stone

Ayrton shunt

Statistics for Ayrshire

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Ayrshire

The first known use of Ayrshire was in 1836

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Ayrshire

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Ayrshire

Comments on Ayrshire

What made you want to look up Ayrshire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an enemy or opponent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!