A breed of sheep developed in Sussex, England during the late 1700 and early 1800s'. First imported to the United States (Pennsylvania) in 1824.

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  • Southdown — can mean one of several things:*Southdown is a breed of sheep *Southdown, New Zealand is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand **Southdown Freezing Works, a large abattoir in Auckland *Southdown is a local name for the area north of Worthing, Sussex …   Wikipedia

  • Southdown — Southdown …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Southdown — South down , a. Of or pertaining to the South Downs, a range of pasture hills south of the Thames, in England. [1913 Webster] {Southdown sheep} (Zo[ o]l.), a celebrated breed of shortwooled, hornless sheep, highly valued on account of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Southdown — South down , n. A Southdown sheep. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Southdown — (spr. Saushdaun), englisches Schaf, in neuester Zeit in Deutschland behufs der Kreuzung zur Erzeugung von Fleischschafen eingeführt, von. großer Statur, mit langer, schlichter Wolle, weißem Gesicht u. weißen Beinen, ist hart, verträgt Märsche,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Southdown — (spr. ßauthdaun ), s. Schaf, S. 674 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Southdown — (izg. sàutdaun) m DEFINICIJA agr. pasmina ovaca razvijena u Engleskoj, rasprostranjena i po SAD u, daje vunu i meso ETIMOLOGIJA engl. prema istoimenom mjestu gdje su uzgojene …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Southdown — [south′doun΄] n. [after SOUTH DOWNS] any of a breed of small, thickset sheep yielding a high quality short staple wool, but raised esp. for food …   English World dictionary

  • Southdown — noun One of a particular English breed of small sheep. I saw a Southdown or two among the others in the flock …   Wiktionary

  • Southdown — noun Etymology: South Downs, England Date: 1787 any of a breed of small medium wooled hornless sheep of English origin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Southdown — /sowth down /, n. one of an English breed of sheep, yielding mutton of high quality. [1780 90; named after SOUTH DOWNS, where the breed was developed] * * * ▪ breed of sheep  breed of medium wool, dark faced, hornless sheep originating in the… …   Universalium