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Dorper, noun2

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
Blend of Dorset Horn and Persian (see Persian).
(One of) a hardy local breed of non-woolled mutton sheep, a cross between the Dorset Horn and the blackhead Persian breeds (see Blackhead Persian, blackhead sense 2). Also attributive.
1953 [see fat-tailed sense b].
1991 Philatelic Bulletin (No. 8075)The Dorper is a truly South African sheep breed which was developed locally because a need existed for a breed specially adapted to arid regions and able to raise slaughter-lambs on the veld.
(One of) a hardy local breed of non-woolled mutton sheep, a cross between the Dorset Horn and the blackhead Persian breeds (see Blackhead Persian, blackhead2). Also attributive.

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