Holstein

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Hol·stein 1

 (hōl′stīn′, -stēn′)
A region and former duchy of northern Germany at the base of the Jutland Peninsula. It became a duchy under the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Empire in 1474 and was often controlled by Denmark in the years that followed.

Hol·stein 2

 (hōl′stīn′, -stēn′)
n.
Any of a breed of large black and white dairy cattle originally developed in Friesland.

[After Holstein1.]

Holstein

(ˈhəʊlstaɪn)
n
(Breeds) the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian1

Holstein

(German ˈhɔlʃtain)
n
(Placename) 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

Hol•stein

(ˈhoʊl staɪn, -stin)

n.
1. Also called Hol′stein-Frie′sian. one of a breed of large black-and-white dairy cattle originating in North Holland and Friesland.
2. a region in N Germany, at the base of the peninsula of Jutland: a former duchy. Compare Schleswig-Holstein.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.Holstein - a breed of dairy cattle from northern HollandHolstein - a breed of dairy cattle from northern Holland
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk
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Her amiable guide is the young Holsteiner Friedrich Wilhelm von Bergholz (1699-1771), who had lifelong ties to Russia through his father (who served in the Russian military) and through the complex political associations that bound the interests of the Duchy of Holstein and the Russian state.