[ dawr-per ]
/ ˈdɔr pər /


one of a breed of sheep having a black face and white body, developed in South Africa from the Dorset Horn and black-headed Persian breeds and raised for meat.

Origin of dorper

1945–50; Dor(set Horn) + Per(sian) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019