Etymology
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Shetland

group of islands north of Scotland, from Old Norse Hjaltland; in reference to a type of pony, 1801; as a breed of sheep, 1794.

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Definitions of Shetland

Shetland (n.)
an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland;
Synonyms: Shetland Islands / Zetland
Shetland (n.)
a small sheepdog resembling a collie that was developed in the Shetland Islands;
Synonyms: Shetland sheepdog / Shetland sheep dog
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