Definition of Ryeland in US English:

Ryeland

noun

  • 1Attributive Designating a small, docile, hornless breed of sheep, bred for both meat and wool; designating a sheep of this breed.

  • 2Attributive Designating wool and meat from a Ryeland sheep.

  • 3A Ryeland sheep.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Culley (bap. 1735, d. 1813), agriculturist. From Ryeland, the name of a former district in Herefordshire, western England.

Pronunciation

Ryeland

/ˈrʌɪlənd/