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Southdown

[south-doun] /ˈsaʊθˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
one of an English breed of sheep, yielding mutton of high quality.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; named after South Downs, where the breed was developed
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Southdown

/ˈsaʊθˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
an English breed of sheep with short wool and a greyish-brown face and legs
Word Origin
C18: so called because it was originally bred on the South Downs
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