twinter

noun
twin·​ter | \ ˈtwintə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of twinter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British
: a sheep, ox, or horse that has lived through two winters

twinter

adjective
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Definition of twinter (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for twinter

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 24 Jan. 2022.

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