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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
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