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Cheviot

[shiv-ee-uh t, shev- for 1; chev-ee-uh t, chee-vee- for 2, 3; for 3 also shev-ee-uh t] /ˈʃɪv i ət, ˈʃɛv- for 1; ˈtʃɛv i ət, ˈtʃi vi- for 2, 3; for 3 also ˈʃɛv i ət/
noun
1.
a city in SW Ohio.
2.
one of a British breed of sheep, noted for its heavy fleece of medium length.
3.
(lowercase) a woolen fabric in a coarse twill weave, for coats, suits, etc.
Origin of Cheviot
1805-1815
1805-15; named after the Cheviot Hills
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Cheviot

/ˈtʃiːvɪət; ˈtʃɛv-/
noun
1.
a large British breed of sheep reared for its wool
2.
(often not capital) a rough twill-weave woollen suiting fabric
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Word Origin and History for Cheviot
n.

range of hills between Scotland and England, named for one of them, The Cheviot, attested from 12c. as Chiviet; of uncertain origin; the second element is perhaps Old English geat "gate."

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