- one of an English breed of white-faced sheep, yielding wool of high quality.
Origin of Ryeland
First recorded in 1795–1805; named after Ryelands, a district in Herefordshire, England
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Herefordshire or Ryeland sheep have white legs and faces, and no horns.A Treatise on Sheep:
- a breed of large hornless sheep having fine wool, originating from Herefordshire, England
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