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Cheviot

[ shiv-ee-uht, shev- for 1; chev-ee-uht, chee-vee- for 2, 3; for 3 also shev-ee-uht ]
/ ˈʃɪv i ət, ˈʃɛv- for 1; ˈtʃɛv i ət, ˈtʃi vi- for 2, 3; for 3 also ˈʃɛv i ət /
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noun

a city in SW Ohio.
one of a British breed of sheep, noted for its heavy fleece of medium length.
(lowercase) a woolen fabric in a coarse twill weave, for coats, suits, etc.

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Origin of Cheviot

First recorded in 1805–15; named after the Cheviot Hills
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Cheviot
/ (ˈtʃiːvɪət, ˈtʃɛv-) /

noun

a large British breed of sheep reared for its wool
(often not capital) a rough twill-weave woollen suiting fabric
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