longhorn

noun
long·​horn | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce longhorn (audio) \

Definition of longhorn

1a : 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)

Examples of longhorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The longhorn participates in about 12-15 shows per year. Fox News, "Texas longhorn named Bucklehead breaks world record for horn span: See the pics," 19 Oct. 2019 The days of longhorn cattle parading around the LH7 ranch are long gone. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "'Lost empire': Video shows how Houston's historic LH7 ranch changed over the years," 15 July 2019 Cheers rang out when wranglers drove a herd of longhorn cattle up Cypress Street onto the main thoroughfare patrolled by area law enforcement officers. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Hundreds attend Bandera Labor Day Parade," 31 Aug. 2019 The cow was part of the longhorn cattle drive in downtown, which kicks off the two-day Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Holy cow! Video shows longhorn on the loose charging into downtown Colorado Springs bank," 3 Aug. 2019 Just got off the practice field and heard the terrible news.. RIP to my longhorn brother. Jim Vertuno, baltimoresun.com, "Former Texas, NFL running back Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident," 18 Aug. 2019 Inside, bike-hanger sculptures — with handlebars and seats positioned to resemble longhorn skulls — made by local artist Elaina Robins are on display and available for purchase. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Upland Fountain Square packs beer company's 'culture' into a single spot," 26 July 2019 Pedestrians scurried out of harm’s way during the brief escape as the longhorn romped across a street and through an open door at the Plaza of the Rockies. SFChronicle.com, "News of the day from across the nation, Aug. 4," 3 Aug. 2019 Poncho’s horn span also beats that of the previous record holder—a longhorn steer called Sato, from Texas—by just over an inch. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Sorry Texas: Alabama Longhorn Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Horns," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of longhorn

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Longhorn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longhorn. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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longhorn

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English Language Learners Definition of longhorn

: a type of cow that has long horns

longhorn

noun
long·​horn | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce longhorn (audio) \

Kids Definition of longhorn

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

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