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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a breed of hornless sheep with thick crimped wool, originally raised in the Cheviot Hills.
  • noun A woolen fabric with a coarse twill weave, used chiefly for suits and overcoats and originally made from the wool of this breed of sheep.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sheep of a breed so called from the Cheviot Hills, between England and Scotland.
  • noun [lowercase] A loosely woven woolen cloth made from the wool of the Cheviot sheep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A valuable breed of mountain sheep in Scotland, which takes its name from the Cheviot hills.
  • noun A woolen fabric, for men's clothing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick wool

Etymologies

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

[After the Cheviot (Hills).]

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