Exmoor

noun
Ex·moor | \ ˈek-ˌsmu̇r , -ˌsmȯr \

Definition of Exmoor 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of a breed of horned sheep of Devonshire in England valued especially for mutton

2 : 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

Exmoor

geographical name
Ex·moor | \ ˈeks-ˌmu̇r , -ˌmȯr \

Definition of Exmoor (Entry 2 of 2)

moorland in Somerset and Devon, southwestern England area 32 square miles (83 square kilometers)

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Exmoor 2

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First Known Use of Exmoor

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1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Exmoor

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Exmoor, England

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