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 (âr′shîr, -shər)
Any of a breed of reddish-brown and white dairy cattle that originated in Ayr, Scotland.


(ˈɛəʃɪə; -ʃə)
1. (Placename) a historical county of SW Scotland, formerly part of Strathclyde region (1975–96), now divided into the council areas of North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, and East Ayrshire
2. (Breeds) any one of a hardy breed of brown-and-white dairy cattle


(ˈɛər ʃɪər, -ʃər)

1. any of a Scottish breed of hardy dairy cattle having long, curving horns.
2. Also called Ayr. a historic county in SW Scotland.
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Noun1.Ayrshire - hardy breed of dairy cattle from Ayr, ScotlandAyrshire - hardy breed of dairy cattle from Ayr, Scotland
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk
References in classic literature ?
Bannatyne, secretary to John Knox, recounts a singular course of oppression practised on one of those titulars abbots, by the Earl of Cassilis in Ayrshire, whose extent of feudal influence was so wide that he was usually termed the King of Carrick.
From his northern home he drifted to Ayrshire, and settled down in the village of Alloway as a gardener.
Boswell was a Scotch gentleman, born in 1740, the son of a judge who was also laird of the estate of Auchinleck in Ayrshire, near the English border.
The start of June is a bit like Christmas Eve for chefs, as we eagerly await the arrival of all the summer seasonal products, from raspberries and strawberries to fresh peas and Ayrshire potatoes.
In April the long-awaited Ayrshire Regional Economic Partnership will officially be launched with hopes that it will be a game changer for the area.
A local showcase event has been run in South Ayrshire aimed at promote the positive intergenerational work being carried out across the local authority.
ARECORD number of show entries and a packed sale ring produced a top price of 4,000gns at the 2012 Northern National Ayrshire Sale and Show, held on Wednesday at Harrison & Hetherington's Borderway Sale Centre in Carlisle.
Upperville, VA, September 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Ayrshire Farm (21846 Trappe Road, Upperville, VA, 20184), will be open to the public for a fun-filled family day on the farm on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.
Mad Dog's gang, and his wife Gina and children, fled to Ayrshire last week after being driven out of their lower Shankill stronghold.
Staff at Ayrshire Central Hospital, Ayr, will be on full alert when the babies are due - two sets before Christmas and the third just after.