Gloucester Old Spots

noun plural but singular in construction

-ˈōl(d)zˌpäts,
-)ˌsp-
: an old British breed of hardy black-and-white-spotted swine now chiefly used for crossbreeding

Word History

Etymology

from Gloucester, county in England, where the breed was developed

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“Gloucester Old Spots.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gloucester%20Old%20Spots. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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