Dorset

noun
Dor·​set | \ ˈdȯr-sət How to pronounce Dorset (audio) \

Definition of Dorset

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a breed of domestic white-faced sheep originally developed in Dorset, England

Dorset

geographical name
Dor·​set | \ ˈdȯr-sət How to pronounce Dorset (audio) \
variants: or Dorsetshire \ ˈdȯr-​sət-​ˌshir How to pronounce Dorset (audio) , -​shər \

Definition of Dorset (Entry 2 of 2)

county of southern England bordering the English Channel; capital Dorchester area 1062 square miles (2750 square kilometers), population 412,905

First Known Use of Dorset

Noun

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Dorset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dorset. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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