Cheviot

Cheviot

[shiv-ee-uht, shev- for 1; chev-ee-uht, chee-vee- for 2, 3; for 3 also shev-ee-uht]
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:
1805–15; named after the Cheviot Hills

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Cheviot (ˈtʃiːvɪət, ˈtʃɛv-)
 
n
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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cheviot

breed of hardy, medium-wool, white-faced, hornless sheep developed in Scotland and Northumberland, England. Cheviots have no wool on their heads and ears or on their legs below the knees and hocks. As a consequence they present a trimmed and alert appearance. The wool of their fleeces is relatively straight, of moderate length, close set, and free from black fibre. Cheviots are frequently used in crossbreeding, especially with Border Leicesters and Lincolns, for market lambs

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