Dorset Down


Definition of Dorset Down

  1. 1 :  an English breed of short-wooled mutton-type sheep derived from the Hampshire Down

  2. 2 or dorset down plural Dorset Downs or dorset downs :  a sheep of the Dorset Down breed

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Origin and Etymology of dorset down

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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