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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 also cheviot A woolen fabric with a coarse twill weave, used chiefly for suits and overcoats and originally made from the wool of this breed of sheep.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).]
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1. (Breeds) a large British breed of sheep reared for its wool
2. (Textiles) (often not capital) a rough twill-weave woollen suiting fabric
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Chev•i•ot(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]
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