[kots-wohldz, -wuh ldz]

noun (used with a plural verb)

a range of hills in SW England, in Gloucestershire.

Also called Cotswold Hills.


[kots-wohld, -wuh ld]


one of an English breed of large sheep having coarse, long wool.

Origin of Cotswold

named after the Cotswolds, where the breed originated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pl n

a range of low hills in SW England, mainly in Gloucestershire: formerly a centre of the wool industry



a breed of sheep with long wool that originated in the Cotswolds. It is believed to be one of the oldest breeds in the world
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