Dorper

noun

Dor·​per
ˈdȯrpər
1
: a breed of mutton-type sheep with white body and black face and a pelt of mingled wool and hair developed in South Africa by crossing the blackhead Persian and the Dorset Horn breeds
2
or dorper plural Dorpers or dorpers : any sheep of the Dorper breed

Word History

Etymology

Dorset Horn + Persian (sheep)

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“Dorper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dorper. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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