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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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