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.

Nearby words

  1. dorothea,
  2. dorothy,
  3. dorothy dixer,
  4. dorp,
  5. dorpat,
  6. dorr,
  7. dorr's rebellion,
  8. dors-,
  9. dorsad,
  10. dorsal

Origin of dorper

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