Oxford down

Oxford down
noun Usage: often capitalized D Etymology: Oxfordshire, England Date: 1859 any of a Down breed of large hornless sheep developed by crossing Cotswolds and Hampshires — called also Oxford

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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