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shorthorn

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noun, often capitalized short·horn \-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of shorthorn

  1. :  any of a breed of red, roan, white, or red and white beef cattle originating in northern England and including good milk-producing strains —called also Durham




SHORTHORN Defined for Kids

shorthorn

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noun short·horn \ˈshȯrt-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of shorthorn for Students

  1. :  a cow of a short-horned breed of beef and dairy cattle developed in England




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