Rye·​land | \ ˈrīlənd \

Definition of Ryeland

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

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First Known Use of Ryeland

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Ryeland

from Ryelands, district and hamlet in Herefordshire, England

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“Ryeland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ryeland. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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