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[gal-uh-wey] /ˈgæl əˌweɪ/

a historic region in SW Scotland.
one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle having a coat of curly, black hair.
one of a Scottish breed of small, strong horses.
an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland) related adjectives Gallovidian Galwegian
a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway

district in southwestern Scotland, Medieval Latin Gallovidia, from Welsh Gallwyddel, Irish Gallgaidhil, literally “foreign Gaels.” The adjective Galwegian is on analogy of Norwegian.


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