fat-tailed sheep

noun
\ ˈfat-ˌtāld- How to pronounce fat-tailed sheep (audio) \

Definition of fat-tailed sheep

: a coarse-wooled mutton sheep that has great quantities of fat on each side of the tail bones

First Known Use of fat-tailed sheep

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Fat-tailed sheep.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat-tailed%20sheep. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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