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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a breed of small, hornless sheep of English origin, having short, dense, fine-textured wool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a particular English breed of small sheep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the South Downs, a range of pasture hills south of the Thames, in England.
  • n. A Southdown sheep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the South Downs in Hampshire and Sussex, England: as, Southdown sheep.
  • n. A noted English breed of sheep; a sheep of this breed, or mutton of this kind. See sheep, 1.

Etymologies

After the South Downs .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
South Downs (Wiktionary)

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