- 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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Shortly after my last return to Ayrshire, I married "my Jean."
I regret that you are gone to the east country, as I am to be in Ayrshire in about a fortnight.
He stood for Ayrshire, turning back from York when the dissolution was announced.James Boswell
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Mr Manson was born in the parish of Kilwinning, Ayrshire, about the year 1812.
Kilmarnock, in Ayrshire, is the chief seat of the carpet manufacture in Scotland.Up To Date Business
- 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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