Definitions

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  • n. A breed of small Highland cattle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the cattle of the Hebrides.

Etymologies

From Scottish Gaelic gaidhealach ("Gaelic, Highland"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the black smoke of the granary belching against the white hills, or the kyloe, houghed and maimed, roaring in its agony, or the fugitive brought bloody on his knees among the rocks -- God's mercy!

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Skins of red deer and the tufted pelts of kyloe cattle lay on the stone floor: there were massive black oak coffers and a great wardrobe like some huge safe for coats behind us, but two broad ancient leathern armchairs stood by the hearth invitingly, suggestive of unperturbed eighteenth-century ease, wherein we at once settled ourselves.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • Given this cow's red bangs, I assume that it can be none other than a kyloe, Scottish highland cattle.

    Ugly Overload

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  • The breed of long-haired, long-horned Highland cattle of Scotland.

    December 14, 2011