Ex·​moor ˈek-ˌsmu̇r How to pronounce Exmoor (audio)
: any of a breed of horned sheep of Devon in England valued especially for mutton
: any of a breed of hardy ponies native to the Exmoor district that have a brown, bay, or dun coat and a pale-colored muzzle

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Word History


Exmoor, England

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Exmoor was in 1808

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“Exmoor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Exmoor. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ex·​moor ˈeks-ˌmu̇r How to pronounce Exmoor (audio)
moorland in Somerset and Devon, southwestern England area 32 square miles (83 square kilometers)

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