Herd·​wick | \ ˈhərˌdwik \

Definition of Herdwick

1 : a British breed of very hardy coarse-wooled mountain sheep
2 or herdwick plural Herdwicks or herdwicks : an animal of the Herdwick breed

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History and Etymology for 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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“Herdwick.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Herdwick. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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