Definition of Corriedale in English:

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Corriedale

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrɪdeɪl/

noun

A sheep of a New Zealand breed kept for both wool and meat.
Example sentences
  • He bought a farm of his own in North Canterbury and in 1878 or 1879 established his own stud flock breeding Corriedales using Lincoln rams and the sturdiest possible Merino ewes.
  • Cross-bred flocks vied with the Merino in better-watered regions; dual-purpose sheep, of which the Corriedale and Polwarth were popular, provided both quality meat and fleeces.
  • The percentages of sheep breeds now in the country are: Romney 59 percent, Coopworth 10 percent, Perendale 7 percent, Corriedale 9 percent, merino 7 percent, half-breeds 4 percent, and others 9 percent.

Origin

Early 20th century: named after an estate in northern Otago, New Zealand.

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Line breaks: Corrie|dale

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