Herdwick

noun
Herd·​wick | \ˈhərˌdwik\

Definition of Herdwick 

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

2 plural Herdwicks or herdwicks or herdwick : 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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