Oxford down


often capitalized D
: any of a Down breed of large hornless sheep developed by crossing Cotswolds and Hampshires

called also Oxford

Word History


Oxfordshire, England

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oxford down was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Oxford down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxford%20down. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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