Columbia sheep

noun

: a large hardy open-faced utility sheep of an American breed developed by crossing Lincoln and Rambouillet and distinguished by a high yield of fine wool longer than that of the Rambouillet and by satisfactory mutton conformation

Word History

Etymology

from New Latin Columbia United States; from its being the first breed of sheep developed in America

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“Columbia sheep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Columbia%20sheep. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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