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1A breed of long-horned cattle with thick shaggy hair, originating in the West Highlands of Scotland.
2More fully "West Highland white". A breed of short-legged terrier with erect pointed ears and a rough white coat.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Caledonian Mercury. From west + highland.
West Highland/wɛst ˈhʌɪlənd/
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