Galloway definition

gălə-wā
Any of a breed of polled beef cattle, usually black with a curly coat, resembling the Aberdeen Angus and originating in the district of Galloway.
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A region of southwest Scotland. The Mull of Galloway, a promontory on a peninsula on its southwest coast, is the southernmost point in Scotland.
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Former district of SW Scotland: now part of Dumfries and Galloway.
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A kind of small horse.
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A formerly Gaelic-speaking region in the southwestern-most corner of Scotland as part of Dumfries and Galloway council area. Its capital is Kirkcudbright.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
galloway
Plural:
galloways

Origin of galloway

  • From Brythonic Gallwyddel and Gaelic Gallgaidhil, both meaning "foreign Gael", a term used for Gaelic-speaking Norse settlers.

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  • From Galloway, Scotland, where they were bred.

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