Gelb·​vieh | \ ˈgel(b)-ˌvē How to pronounce Gelbvieh (audio) , ˈgelp-ˌfē \
plural Gelbviehs or Gelbvieh

Definition of Gelbvieh

: any of a breed of medium to large, reddish-yellow, reddish-brown, or black, usually hornless, well-muscled cattle of docile temperament that are originally from southern Germany and are raised in the U.S. chiefly for meat production American farmers mostly raise the Gelbvieh for beef, even though it possesses some dairy traits such as decent milk yield and good maternal care.— John Pukite

First Known Use of Gelbvieh

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gelbvieh

borrowed from German, from gelb "yellow" (going back to Old High German gelw-, gelo) + Vieh "cattle," going back to Old High German fihu, fiho — more at yellow entry 1, fee entry 1

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“Gelbvieh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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