Gelbvieh

noun
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

Learn More About Gelbvieh

Time Traveler for Gelbvieh

Time Traveler

The first known use of Gelbvieh was in 1971

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Gelbvieh

gelato

Gelbvieh

gelcap

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Gelbvieh

Cite this Entry

“Gelbvieh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gelbvieh. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!