Dorset Horn


Dorset Horn
one of an English breed of sheep having a close-textured, medium-length wool.
[1890-95; after DORSET]

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  • Poll Dorset — The Poll Dorset is a short wool, meat producing sheep that was developed in Australia during 1937 54 with the aim of breeding a true Dorset type sheep without horns. The poll gene was introduced into Dorset Horn flocks from two other polled… …   Wikipedia

  • Poll Dorset — /poʊl ˈdɔsət/ (say pohl dawsuht) noun one of a Dorset Horn breed of sheep, bred in Australia in the mid 1900s to be without horns, producing fine short wool and lean meat …   Australian English dictionary

  • DorsetHorn — Dorset Horn n. A domestic sheep of a breed having large horns and medium length, fine textured wool.   [After Dorset, England.] * * * …   Universalium

  • dorper — ˈdȯrpər noun Etymology: Dorset Horn + Persian (sheep) 1. usually capitalized : a breed of mutton type sheep with white body and black face and a pelt of mingled wool and hair developed in So. Africa by crossing the blackhead Persian and the… …   Useful english dictionary

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