[rahy-luh nd]


one of an English breed of white-faced sheep, yielding wool of high quality.

Origin of Ryeland

First recorded in 1795–1805; named after Ryelands, a district in Herefordshire, England
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Historical Examples of ryeland

  • Herefordshire or Ryeland sheep have white legs and faces, and no horns.

    A Treatise on Sheep:

    Ambrose Blacklock

British Dictionary definitions for ryeland



a breed of large hornless sheep having fine wool, originating from Herefordshire, England
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