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1. A sheep of a breed distinguished by its long wool, originally developed in the Cotswold Hills.
2. The wool of this sheep.
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(ˈkɒtsˌwəʊld; -wəld)
(Breeds) a breed of sheep with long wool that originated in the Cotswolds. It is believed to be one of the oldest breeds in the world
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(ˈkɒts woʊld, -wəld)

one of an English breed of large sheep having long, coarse wool.
[1655–65; after the Cotswolds, where the breed originated]
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Noun1.Cotswold - sheep with long wool originating in the Cotswold HillsCotswold - sheep with long wool originating in the Cotswold Hills
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
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References in classic literature ?
From the Wrekin in the Welsh marches to the Cotswolds in the west or Butser in the south, there was no hill-top from which the peasant might not have seen the bright shimmer of arms, the toss and flutter of plume and of pensil.
Highlights of the menu include the prime Swinbrook beef as well as the selection of local Cotswold cheeses.
THERE'S lots going on at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Imagine then, my delight at walking into the stoic, stolid stone of the Cotswold House Hotel to find they had 40 different gin brands on the menu.
Chipping Campden is small and compact so The Cotswold House Hotel is handy for everything.
Both villages lie within Cotswold Water Park, an area of 150 lakes created from former quarries, split into eastern and western sections, seven miles apart.
| Jennie's Kitchen is a homely cafe close to Hoburne Cotswold which specialises in vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free delights.
Cotswold Manufacturing - which makes doorsets, doorkits and screens - has been acquired by Ken Napper, who previously worked as the firm's commercial director.
So imagine my relief when we arrived at the Cotswold House Hotel in picture postcard perfect Chipping Campden - famous for its ancient wool trade and as the venue for Summer Games, still held every June, which date back to medieval times and where the headline event is a fiercely contested shin-kicking competition.
Ranging from two to five bedrooms, each home at Highworth has been designed to incorporate classic architectural detailing, with authentic Cotswold stone exterior facades built using locally sourced materials.
We started with Evesham radishes with aioli and smoked salt - a simple, well executed appetiser - and a nod to the old school with a terrine of Cotswold white chicken with coronation mayonnaise and raisin granola.