Texas longhorn

noun

Definition of Texas longhorn 

: any of a breed of relatively small cattle developed in the U.S. from descendants of the original longhorns and typically having a horn spread that averages 40 to 65 inches (100 to 165 centimeters) and a variable color pattern

called also longhorn

First Known Use of Texas longhorn

1908, in the meaning defined above

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