Oxford down

noun, often capitalized D

Definition of Oxford down

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

called also Oxford

First Known Use of Oxford down

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oxford down

Oxfordshire, England

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“Oxford down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxford%20down. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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