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Dor·set 1

 (dôr′sĭt)
n.
An early Native American culture flourishing in small coastal settlements in northern Greenland and the eastern Canadian Arctic south to Newfoundland from about 800 bc to ad 1000.

[After Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, site of excavations.]

Dor·set 2

 (dôr′sĭt)
n.
A domestic sheep of a breed having large horns and medium-length, fine-textured wool.

[After Dorset3.]

Dor·set 3

 (dôr′sĭt)
A region of southwest England on the English Channel. Part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was used as the setting for many of Thomas Hardy's novels.
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Dorset

(ˈdɔːsɪt)
n
(Placename) a county in SW England, on the English Channel: mainly hilly but low-lying in the east: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Bournemouth and Poole, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Dorchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 398 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2544 sq km (982 sq miles)
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Dor•set

(ˈdɔr sɪt)

n.
1. 1st Earl of, Sackville, Thomas.
3. one of an English breed of sheep having close-textured wool.

Dor•set

(ˈdɔr sɪt)

adj.
of or designating an Eskimo culture of the central and eastern regions of arctic North America, fl. a.d. 100-1000.
[after Cape Dorset, SW Baffin Island]
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