: a British breed of hardy mutton type hill sheep producing a very long but coarse fleece
or swaledale plural Swaledales or swaledales : a sheep of the Swaledale breed

Word History


from Swaledale, upland vale in Yorkshire, England, where it is bred

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“Swaledale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swaledale. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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