Hereford

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Her·e·ford

noun \ˈhər-fərd sometimes ˈher-ə-\

Definition of HEREFORD

:  any of a breed of hardy red-coated beef cattle of English origin with white faces and markings

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Origin of HEREFORD

Hereford former county in England
First Known Use: 1805

Her·e·ford

geographical name \ˈher-ə-fərd, US also ˈhər-fərd\

Definition of HEREFORD

1
or Her·e·ford·shire \-ˌshir, -shər\ county W England on Welsh border
2
town W England in Herefordshire pop 49,800

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Hereford

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Popular breed of beef cattle, the product of generations of breeding in the English county of Herefordshire. The characteristic colour, red with a white face and white markings, has been fixed for only a comparatively short time. The outstanding characteristics are uniformity of colour, early maturity, and ability to thrive under adverse conditions. Introduced into the U.S. in 1817, it has become the predominant breed in the range areas of North America from Canada to Mexico.

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