Exmoor

Exmoor
/eks"moor, -mawr, -mohr/, n.
a moorland in SW England, in Somersetshire and Devonshire: the scene of Blackmore's novel, Lorna Doone.

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      high moorland in northwestern Somerset and northern Devon, England, that forms a national park 268 square miles (693 square km) in extent. It borders the Bristol Channel on the north and has a beautiful coastline of rugged headlands interspersed with narrow, wooded valleys, or coombs. Inland, beyond the fringe of farms, lies a misty plateau of heather moors, rising more than 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, with Dunkery Beacon (1,703 feet [519 m]) as the highest feature. The moors remain grazing grounds for hardy Exmoor ponies and Exmoor horned sheep, and wild red deer are still hunted there. The River Exe rises there and flows south to the English Channel. Tourism is important to the local economy, and Lynton, Lynmouth, and Porlock are the main centres.

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  • Exmoor — Ex moor, n. [From Exmoor, a district in Somersetshire and Devonshire.] 1. One of a breed of horned sheep of Devonshire, England, having white legs and face and black nostrils. They are esp. valuable for mutton. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A breed of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exmoor — Exmoor,   Exmoor Forest [ eksmʊə fɔrɪst], Hochplateau (bis 520 m über dem Meeresspiegel) in Südwestengland, aufgebaut aus devonischen Sandsteinen, fällt mit hohen Kliffs zum Bristolkanal ab, ausgedehnte Heidemoore; seit 1954 Nationalpark (686… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Exmoor — [eks′moor] hilly region of moors in SW England, mostly in Somerset …   English World dictionary

  • Exmoor — Geobox|Protected Area name = Exmoor native name = other name = other name1 = category local = National Park of England category iucn = II image size = image caption = View of the Porlock Vale over toward Bossington Hill from Porlock Hill country …   Wikipedia

  • Exmoor — Landschaft im Exmoor Nationalpark Küstenlandschaft am Bristol Channel Der Exmoor Nationalpark ist ein Nationalpark in den englischen Grafschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Exmoor — I. noun Etymology: Exmoor, England Date: 1808 1. any of a breed of horned sheep of Devonshire in England valued especially for mutton 2. any of a breed of hardy ponies native to the Exmoor district that have a brown, bay, or dun coat and a pale… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Exmoor — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Exmoor, un parc national anglais exmoor, une race de poney Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Exmoor — /ˈɛksmɔ/ (say eksmaw) noun a high moorland in south western England, in Somerset and Devon; a national park. Highest point, Dunkery Beacon, 520 m. Also, Exmoor Forest …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Exmoor — noun A national park in Devon and Somerset, southern England …   Wiktionary

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