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/ ˈɛər ʃɪər, -ʃər /
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one of a Scottish breed of hardy dairy cattle having long, curving horns.
Also called Ayr. a historic county in SW Scotland.
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How to use Ayrshire in a sentence
It is with real regret that I turn from the subject of the "Ayrshire Ploughman," his life and his works.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
Ayrshire—and probably Cunningham—seems to be the home of the race—our part of it.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
In Ayrshire and Limburg, on the other hand, the curd is always left in the stomach and salted along with it.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
In 1802 he first publicly exhibited this gas-lighting in Ayrshire, Scotland, and showed two immense flames from coal gas.American Inventions and Inventors|William A. Mowry
I received a telegram recently to call and see a wealthy manufacturer's mother from Ayrshire, who was stricken with paralysis.Gathering Jewels|James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
British Dictionary definitions for Ayrshire
/ (ˈɛəʃɪə, -ʃə) /
a historical county of SW Scotland, formerly part of Strathclyde region (1975–96), now divided into the council areas of North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, and East Ayrshire
any one of a hardy breed of brown-and-white dairy cattle
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