Ayrshire

noun

Ayr·​shire ˈer-ˌshir How to pronounce Ayrshire (audio)
-shər;
ˈash-ˌir
: any of a breed of hardy dairy cattle developed in Ayr and usually marked with blotches of red or brown with white

Word History

Etymology

Ayrshire, Scotland

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ayrshire was in 1836

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“Ayrshire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ayrshire. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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Ayrshire

noun
Ayr·​shire ˈa(ə)r-ˌshi(ə)r How to pronounce Ayrshire (audio)
ˈe(ə)r-,
-shər
: any of a breed of hardy dairy cattle varying in color from white to red or brown

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