shorthorn

noun, often capitalized short·horn \ ˈshȯrt-ˌhȯrn \

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


SHORTHORN Defined for Kids

shorthorn

noun short·horn \ ˈshȯrt-ˌhȯrn \

Definition of shorthorn for Students

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

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