Ryeland

noun

Rye·​land
ˈrīlənd
1
: an old English breed of hardy hornless white-faced sheep producing high quality wool and quick-maturing lambs of good size
2
or ryeland plural Ryelands or ryelands : an animal of the Ryeland breed

Word History

Etymology

from Ryelands, district and hamlet in Herefordshire, England

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ryeland was in 1802

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“Ryeland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ryeland. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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