Dorset Horn

noun
variants: less commonly

dorset

Definition of Dorset Horn

  1. 1 :  an English breed of sheep with very large and in the ram much-coiled horns that has a close-textured fleece of medium-length wool and that has been much used for hothouse lamb production because of the early breeding of the ewes and the high percentage of twin lambs

  2. 2 or dorset horn plural Dorset Horns or dorset horns :  a sheep of the Dorset Horn breed

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Origin and Etymology of dorset horn

from the county of Dorset, England


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