twinter

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noun

twin·​ter
ˈtwintə(r)
plural -s
dialectal, British
: a sheep, ox, or horse that has lived through two winters

twinter

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adjective

"
dialectal, British
: two years old
used especially of sheep and cattle
a twinter ewe

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Old English twiwintre two years old, from twi- + winter

Adjective

from (assumed) Middle English, from Old English twiwintre

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“Twinter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twinter. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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