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One entry found for bellwether.
Main Entry: bell·weth·er
Pronunciation: primarystressbel-primarystressweth-schwar, -secondarystressweth-
Function: noun
Etymology: from earlier bellwether "leading sheep (or wether) of a flock," from the fact that this sheep wore a bell which told the shepherd where the flock was
: someone or something that leads the way or points out a trend <a bellwether of fashion> <a county that is a bellwether in national elections>

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