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Here·ford 1

 (hûr′fərd, hĕr′ə-fərd)
A city of western England northwest of Gloucester. It is noted for its medieval cathedral, which was begun in the 1100s.

Here·ford 2

 (hûr′fərd, hĕr′ə-fərd)
Any of a breed of beef cattle developed in England and having a reddish coat with white face, chest, belly, and lower legs.

[After Hereford, a former county of western England.]


1. (Placename) a city in W England, in Herefordshire on the River Wye: trading centre for agricultural produce; cathedral (begun 1079). Pop: 56 373 (2001)
2. (Breeds) a hardy breed of beef cattle characterized by a red body, red and white head, and white markings


(ˈhɜr fərd, ˈhɛr ə- for 1; ˈhɛr ə fərd for 3, 5 )

1. one of an English breed of beef cattle with a red coat and white face.
2. a city in Hereford and Worcester, in W England. 47,300.
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Noun1.Hereford - hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United StatesHereford - hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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