Holstein

noun
Hol·​stein | \ ˈhōl-ˌstēn How to pronounce Holstein (audio) , -ˌstīn How to pronounce Holstein (audio) \

Definition of Holstein

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Holstein

geographical name
Hol·​stein | \ ˈhōl-ˌstīn How to pronounce Holstein (audio) , -ˌstēn; ˈhȯl-ˌshtīn \

Definition of Holstein (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Holstein

Noun

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Holstein

Noun

short for Holstein-Friesian

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The first known use of Holstein was in 1865

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“Holstein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holstein. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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Holstein

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English Language Learners Definition of Holstein

US : a black-and-white cow used for milk

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