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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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Bergholz's diary, written during his second stay in Russia, records his duties and activities between 1721 and 1725, when he was a member of the retinue of Karl Friedrich, Duke of Holstein (the diary is incomplete, for entries for the two additional years of Bergholz's stay are missing).
The member of the royal family was a Danish prince, Ulrik, the Duke of Holstein, who was the queen's younger brother.
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