[ gal-uh-wey ]

  1. a historic region in SW Scotland.

  2. one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle having a coat of curly, black hair.

  1. one of a Scottish breed of small, strong horses.

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British Dictionary definitions for Galloway


/ (ˈɡæləˌweɪ) /

  1. an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland): Related adjectives: Gallovidian, Galwegian

  2. a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway

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