Chi·​a·​ni·​na ˌkē-ə-ˈnē-nə How to pronounce Chianina (audio)
plural Chianina or Chianinas
: any of a breed of tall white cattle of Italian origin noted especially for producing lean meat

Examples of Chianina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The area is known for its high-quality extra virgin olive oil, Chianina meat, Cinta Sense cold cuts, homemade pici pasta–and white, Rosato, red, sparkling, and dessert wines. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Italian, from feminine of chianino of the Chiani River valley, Italy

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chianina was in 1914

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“Chianina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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