any of a breed of medium-sized sheep, originally from Dorset: formerly, both male and female had horns (hence the former name Dorset Horn), but today the polled variety prevails
county in SW England, on the English Channel: 1,024 sq mi (2,652 sq km)
An early Native American culture flourishing in small coastal settlements in northern Greenland and the eastern Canadian Arctic south to Newfoundland from about 800 BC to AD 1000.
Origin of DorsetAfter Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, site of excavations.
A domestic sheep of a breed having large horns and medium-length, fine-textured wool.
Origin of DorsetAfter Dorset3.
A region of southwest England on the English Channel. Part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was used as the setting for many of Thomas Hardy's novels.