Dorset Down


: an English breed of short-wooled mutton-type sheep derived from the Hampshire Down
or dorset down plural Dorset Downs or dorset downs : a sheep of the Dorset Down breed

Word History


from the county of Dorset, England, where it was originally bred

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“Dorset Down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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