- one of an English breed of sheep, yielding mutton of high quality.
Origin of Southdown
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Southdown is one of the most valuable of short staple wools.
The weight of a Southdown fleece averages from four to five pounds.
It is, however, larger than the Southdown, and yields a larger quantity of wool.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
The flesh of the Southdown wether is esteemed the finest flavoured.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Even the Southdown Road people have that; but no consideration is shown to me.Spring Days
- an English breed of sheep with short wool and a greyish-brown face and legs