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[rom-nee, ruhm-]
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  1. one of an English breed of hardy sheep, having coarse, long wool.
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Origin of Romney1

named after a district in southwestern England
Also called Romney Marsh.
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British Dictionary definitions for romney marsh

Romney Marsh

  1. a marshy area of SE England, on the Kent coast between New Romney and Rye: includes Dungeness
  2. a type of hardy British sheep from this area, with long wool, bred for mutton
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  1. George . 1734–1802, English painter, who painted more than 50 portraits of Lady Hamilton in various historical roles
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