Southdown

[ south-doun ]
/ ˈsaʊθˌdaʊn /

noun

one of an English breed of sheep, yielding mutton of high quality.

Origin of Southdown

1780–90; named after South Downs, where the breed was developed
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Southdown

/ (ˈsaʊθˌdaʊn) /

noun

an English breed of sheep with short wool and a greyish-brown face and legs

Word Origin for Southdown

C18: so called because it was originally bred on the South Downs
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