Definition of Corriedale in English:



  • A sheep of a New Zealand breed kept for both wool and meat.

    • ‘It is approximately 10,200 hectares, with 6,200 Corriedale sheep on its pastures.’
    • ‘The percentages of sheep breeds now in the country are: Romney 59 percent, Coopworth 10 percent, Perendale 7 percent, Corriedale 9 percent, merino 7 percent, half-breeds 4 percent, and others 9 percent.’
    • ‘Cross-bred flocks vied with the Merino in better-watered regions; dual-purpose sheep, of which the Corriedale and Polwarth were popular, provided both quality meat and fleeces.’
    • ‘He bought a farm of his own in North Canterbury and in 1878 or 1879 established his own stud flock breeding Corriedales using Lincoln rams and the sturdiest possible Merino ewes.’


Early 20th century: named after an estate in northern Otago, New Zealand.