black baldy

noun

variants or Black Baldy
: a hardy black cow with a mostly white face that is produced by crossing a Hereford and Angus cow
In 1985, a black baldy was chosen grand champion of the Houston show, a major arbiter of livestock, which at the time caused quite a stir.Suzanne Winckler, New York Times, 3 May 1998
The Black Baldy is not considered a breed in its own right, since it is raised only for the first generation's hybrid vigor; still, it is common enough throughout the country to almost have breed status.John Pukite, A Field Guide to Cows, 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black baldy was in 1950

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“Black baldy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20baldy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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