holsteinfriesian

Holstein

[hohl-stahyn, -steen; for 2 also German hohl-shtahyn]
noun
1.
Also called Holstein-Friesian [hohl-stahyn-free-zhuhn, -steen-] . 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:
1860–65

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Holstein1 (ˈhəʊlstaɪn)
 
n
the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian

Holstein2 (German ˈhɔlʃtain)
 
n
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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Holstein
breed of cattle, 1865; so called because originally raised in Friesland.
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