[ tes-uh l, tek-suh l ]
/ ˈtɛs əl, ˈtɛk səl /


an island off the N coast of the Netherlands, in the North Sea: largest of the West Frisian Islands. 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).

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/ (ˈtɛksəl) /


a breed of sheep originating from the Netherlands having a heavy white fleece: kept for the production of lean lambs

Word Origin for Texel

C20: named after Texel, one of the West Frisian Islands off the Netherlands

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