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A British island in the English Channel. The northernmost of the larger Channel Islands, it is separated from the French coast by a swift channel, the Race of Alderney.
n. pl. Al·der·neys
1. Any of a now extinct breed of small dairy cattle from Alderney Island.
2. Any of various breeds of small dairy cattle from the Channel Islands, including, until the late 19th century, breeds later known as Guernsey and Jersey.
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1. (Placename) one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles). French name: Aurigny
2. (Breeds) an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney
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Al•der•ney(ˈɔl dər ni)
1. one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. 1785; 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
2. any of several breeds of cattle raised orig. in the Channel Islands, as the Jersey or Guernsey.
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