noun Herd·wick \ˈhərˌdwik\

Definition of Herdwick

  1. 1 :  a British breed of very hardy coarse-wooled mountain sheep

  2. 2 or herdwick plural Herdwicks or herdwicks :  an animal of the Herdwick breed

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Origin and Etymology of herdwick

from obsolete herdwick pasture ground, from Middle English, from hierde, herde herdsman + wick; from the breed's having been developed on the herdwicks of the Abbey of Furness in Lancashire, England

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