Southdown

Southdown

[south-doun]
noun
one of an English breed of sheep, yielding mutton of high quality.

Origin:
1780–90; named after South Downs, where the breed was developed

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Southdown (ˈsaʊθˌdaʊn)
 
n
an English breed of sheep with short wool and a greyish-brown face and legs
 
[C18: so called because it was originally bred on the South Downs]

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