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Holstein

[hohl-stahyn, -steen; for 2 also German hohl-shtahyn] /ˈhoʊl staɪn, -stin; for 2 also German ˈhoʊlˌʃtaɪn/
noun
1.
Also called Holstein-Friesian
[hohl-stahyn-free-zhuh n, -steen-] /ˈhoʊl staɪnˈfri ʒən, -stin-/ (Show IPA)
. one of a breed of black-and-white dairy cattle, raised originally in North Holland and Friesland, that yields large quantities of milk having a low content of butterfat.
2.
a region in N Germany, at the base of the peninsula of Jutland: a former duchy.
Origin of Holstein
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for holstein-friesian

Holstein1

/ˈhəʊlstaɪn/
noun
1.
the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian1

Holstein2

/German ˈhɔlʃtain/
noun
1.
a region of N Germany, in S Schleswig-Holstein: in early times a German duchy of Saxony; became a duchy of Denmark in 1474; finally incorporated into Prussia in 1866
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Word Origin and History for holstein-friesian

Holstein

breed of cattle, 1865; so called because originally raised in nearby Friesland. The place name is literally "woodland settlers," from the roots of German Holz "wood" (see holt) and siedeln "to settle," altered by influence of Stein "stone." Since 15c. it has been united with the Duchy of Schleswig.

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