Santa Gertrudis


San·ta Ger·tru·dis

noun \ˌsan-tə-(ˌ)gər-ˈtrü-dəs\

Definition of SANTA GERTRUDIS

:  any of a United States breed of red beef cattle developed from a Brahman-shorthorn cross and valued for their hardiness in hot climates

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Origin of SANTA GERTRUDIS

Santa Gertrudis, section of the King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas
First Known Use: 1942

Santa Gertrudis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Heaviest breed of beef cattle, developed in the 20th century by the King Ranch in Texas by crossing Brahman bulls with shorthorn cows. It is usually solid red with occasional small white markings on the forehead or the flanks. It has a long, deep body and much loose skin about the neck, brisket, and navel.

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