Dorset Horn

noun

variants or less commonly dorset
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
or dorset horn plural Dorset Horns or dorset horns : a sheep of the Dorset Horn breed

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Etymology

from the county of Dorset, England

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“Dorset Horn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dorset%20Horn. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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