shorthorn

noun, often capitalized
short·​horn | \ ˈshȯrt-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce shorthorn (audio) \

Definition of shorthorn

: any of a breed of red, roan, white, or red and white short-horned beef cattle originating in northern England and including good milk-producing strains

called also Durham

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First Known Use of shorthorn

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shorthorn was in 1847

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shorthorn

short-horned buffalo

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“Shorthorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shorthorn. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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shorthorn

noun
short·​horn | \ ˈshȯrt-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce shorthorn (audio) \

Kids Definition of shorthorn

: a cow of a short-horned breed of beef and dairy cattle developed in England

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