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

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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Cite this Entry

“Chianina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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