Texas longhorn

noun

: 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

Examples of Texas longhorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Texas longhorn got loose at the Utah County Fair rodeo and charged her mother and brother in the parking lot, Henderson said in the post. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 The design went through various permutations in search of distinction, including an iteration shaped like the Washington Monument and a kitschy version with a giant Texas longhorn on top. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 1 June 2023 Three Texas longhorns are on the loose in Fairfield Township. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 15 May 2023 Their leaves are shaped, to his eye, like the heads of Texas longhorn cattle. Betsy Andrews, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2018 Some 20 years later, the Forest Service did the same for the Texas longhorn, whose genetic distinction was quickly being diluted by the introduction of more popular breeds. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2021 Here’s a closer look at the long legacy of the Texas longhorn. San Antonio Express-News, 22 Feb. 2021 The shape of the leaves of the endangered Walker’s manioc remind Benito Treviño of Texas longhorn cattle. Betsy Andrews, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Texas longhorn was in 1908

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“Texas longhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Texas%20longhorn. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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