Definition of Soay sheep in English:

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Soay sheep

Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊeɪ/

noun

A small domesticated sheep of a primitive breed with brown fleece and horns in both sexes, formerly confined to the island of Soay in the St Kilda group.
Example sentences
  • For 4000 years man has inhabited this bleak group of islands, raising squat, brown Soay sheep and collecting seabirds for food, feathers and fat for their lamps.
  • Her owner had given her up for dead, but Soay sheep are a tough breed, renowned for their ability to survive in poor conditions.
  • It was inhabited by Soay sheep, goats, and a couple of New Forest ponies.

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