Definition of Swaledale in English:
A sheep of a small hardy breed with long, coarse wool.
- Herdwick, Swaledale and Rough Fell sheep were among the breeds worst hit by the outbreak of the foot and mouth disease.
- Wool from Swaledales is virtually worthless, while the male lambs which are destined for the butcher grow slowly and have a poor meat yield.
- At this time the breeds of sheep kept in the fells of Westmorland were Scotch Blackface, Rough Fell and Swaledales.
Early 20th century: from the name of a region in North Yorkshire.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan