noun, often capitalized
chev·​i·​ot | \ ˈshe-vē-ət How to pronounce cheviot (audio) , especially British ˈche- \

Definition of cheviot

1 : any of a breed of hardy hornless relatively small sheep that are a source of quality mutton and have their origin in the Cheviot hills
2a : a fabric of cheviot wool
b : a heavy rough napped plain or twill fabric of coarse wool or worsted
c : a sturdy soft-finished plain or twill cotton shirting

First Known Use of cheviot

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cheviot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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