Definition of Southdown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊθdaʊn/


A sheep of a breed raised especially for mutton, originally on the South Downs of Hampshire and Sussex.
Example sentences
  • Her heart lies with these older breeds, especially the Southdown.
  • Mrs Beeton considered that Southdowns had a better flavour, and noted that, for these, demand exceeded supply.
  • I think the Southdown has rather an endearing appearance owing to its puffy woolly cheeks and teddy bear look.

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