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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′)
Any of a breed of large black and white dairy cattle originally developed in Friesland.
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(Breeds) the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian1
(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
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Hol•stein(ˈhoʊl staɪn, -stin)
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.
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