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

  • n. A sheep of a breed distinguished by its long wool, originally developed in the Cotswold Hills.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Cotswolds range of hills.
  • adj. A style of traditional Morris dancing originating from the Cotswolds area of England.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An open country abounding in sheepcotes, as in the Cotswold hills, in Gloucestershire, England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, a wold where there are sheep-cotes: the name of a range of hills in Gloucestershire, England.

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

  • n. sheep with long wool originating in the Cotswold Hills


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