Meaning of Holstein


Pronunciation: (hōl'stīn, -stēn for 2 also Ger. hōl'shtīn&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledone of a breed of black-and-white dairy cattle, raised originally in North Holland and Friesland, that yields large quantities of milk having a low content of butterfat.
  2. a region in N Germany, at the base of the peninsula of Jutland: a former duchy. Cf. Schleswig-Holstein.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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