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 (shĕv′ē-ət, chĕv′-)
1. Any of a breed of hornless sheep with thick crimped wool, originally raised in the Cheviot Hills.
2. also cheviot A woolen fabric with a coarse twill weave, used chiefly for suits and overcoats and originally made from the wool of this breed of sheep.

[After the Cheviot (Hills).]


(ˈtʃiːvɪət; ˈtʃɛv-)
1. (Breeds) a large British breed of sheep reared for its wool
2. (Textiles) (often not capital) a rough twill-weave woollen suiting fabric


(ˈʃɛv i ət; esp. Brit. ˈtʃɛv-)

1. one of a British breed of sheep, noted for its heavy fleece of medium length.
2. (l.c.) a woolen fabric in a coarse twill weave, for coats, suits, etc.
3. (l.c.) either of two cotton fabrics used for shirts.
[1805–15; after the Cheviot Hills, on the boundary of England and Scotland]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cheviot - hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick woolCheviot - hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick wool
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
References in classic literature ?
We are close to the Cheviot hills; and if you fancy there is anything to see when you look out of window, except sheep, you will find yourself woefully mistaken.
Among the best or most representative single ballads are: The Hunting of the Cheviot (otherwise called The Ancient Ballad of Chevy Chase--clearly of minstrel authorship); Sir Patrick Spens; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, and William of Cloudeslee; Captain Car, or Edom o' Gordon; King Estmere (though this has been somewhat altered by Bishop Percy, who had and destroyed the only surviving copy of it); Edward, Edward; Young Waters; Sweet William's Ghost; Lord Thomas and Fair Annet.
For the next sixty-nine evenings he would be dining in cheviot and worsted at dubious
WHILE Chaucer was making for us pictures of English life, in the sister kingdom across the rugged Cheviots another poet was singing to a ruder people.
Most of their show rosettes this season - including the Anglesey interbreed title - were won by a four-year-old Cheviot ram bought from a society sale in Lockerbie in 2005 for 1,900gns.
The retailer has been working with the Brecknock Hill Cheviot Society since 2002 and now sells the speciality lamb in 85 stores.
Dog Sheila and shepherd John Dagg were involved in two rescues in the Cheviot Hills, with the canine later the first civilian pet to be given a celebrated medal.
Rob Murray-John and Karl Wait are attempting their Summit2sea adventure, during which they will make their way from the summit of the Cheviot to the mouth of the Tweed, on Sunday, July 17.
Cheviot Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CHEV), holding company of Cheviot Savings Bank, has announced a dividend of USD0.
CROSSBRED Welsh Mountain ewes mated with Dorset rams produce greater profits than Texel, Cheviot and Lleyn tups, a breeding study revealed.
Sheep Brecknock Hill Cheviot Sheep, Ewe, shearling 1 Howell Havard 2 L G & R J Jones 3 D C Jones Brecknock Hill Cheviot Sheep, Ewe lamb 1 B.
Prime Hoggs - A larger show of 1712 prime hoggs were presented, which included the annual show and sale of Cheviot prime hoggs which was kindly judged by Mr Paul Barker of Bowood Foods, Yorkshire and as always received a tremendous support.