Holstein

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noun Hol·stein \ˈhōl-ˌstēn, -ˌstīn\

Definition of Holstein

  1. :  any of a breed of large usually black-and-white dairy cattle originally from northern Holland and Friesland that produce large quantities of comparatively low-fat milk

Origin and Etymology of holstein

short for Holstein-Friesian


First Known Use: 1865


Holstein

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geographical name Hol·stein \ˈhōl-ˌstīn, -ˌstēn; ˈhȯl-ˌshtīn\

Definition of Holstein

  1. region of northern Germany south of the Jutland Peninsula; once a duchy of Denmark; became a part of Prussia in 1866; now part of the state of Schleswig-Holstein — see schleswig-holstein


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