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Holstein

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noun Hol·stein \ˈhōl-ˌstēn, -ˌstīn\

Definition of Holstein

  1. :  any of a breed of large usually black-and-white dairy cattle originally from northern Holland and Friesland that produce large quantities of comparatively low-fat milk



Origin and Etymology of holstein

short for Holstein-Friesian


First Known Use: 1865


Holstein

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geographical name Hol·stein \ˈhōl-ˌstīn, -ˌstēn; ˈhȯl-ˌshtīn\

Definition of Holstein

  1. region N Germany S of Jutland Peninsula adjoining Schleswig; once a duchy of Denmark, became a part of Prussia 1866 — see schleswig-holstein




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