longhorn

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noun long·horn \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhȯrn \

Definition of longhorn

1 a :any of the long-horned cattle of Spanish derivation formerly common in the southwestern U.S.
2 or longhorn cheese :a firm-textured usually mild cheese (such as cheddar or Colby)

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First Known Use of longhorn

1857


LONGHORN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of longhorn for English Language Learners

  • : a type of cow that has long horns


LONGHORN Defined for Kids

longhorn

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noun long·horn \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhȯrn \

Definition of longhorn for Students

:a cow with very long horns that was once common in the southwestern United States


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