A large, usually black and white breed of dairy cattle that accounts for 90 percent of all U.S. milk production. In common usage, the name usually is abbreviated to " Holstein ." Holsteins may be a reddish color and white. The breed is prized for heavy production of low-fat milk. This Dutch breed was first imported to the United States in 1852.

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  • Holstein Friesian — Holstein Rind Holstein Rind …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Holstein-Friesian — n. A breed of dairy cattle from North Holland and Friesland; they have a black and white color to their fur. Syn: Friesian, Holstein. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holstein-Friesian —   [ hɔlstaɪn friːzjən], Rinderzucht: weltweit bedeutende Rinderrasse, die auf der Basis aus Europa (Holland, Norddeutschland, Jütland) stammender schwarzbunter Rinder in den USA seit 1885 in Herdbuchzucht gezüchtet wird; gilt heute als beste… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Holstein-Friesian — noun a breed of dairy cattle from northern Holland • Syn: ↑Friesian, ↑Holstein • Hypernyms: ↑dairy cattle, ↑dairy cow, ↑milch cow, ↑milk cow, ↑milcher, ↑milker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holstein-Friesian — noun Etymology: Holstein, Germany, its later locality + Friesian (variant of Frisian) Date: 1889 Holstein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Holstein-Friesian — Hol·stein Frie·sian (hōlʹstīn frēʹzhən, stēn ) n. A Holstein. * * * ▪ breed of cattle  breed of large dairy cattle originating in northern Holland and Friesland. Its chief characteristics are its large size and black and white spotted markings,… …   Universalium

  • holstein-friesian — hol·stein friesian …   English syllables

  • race Holstein-Friesian — ● race Holstein Friesian Race de bovins pie noir d Amérique du Nord, à très haute production laitière, provenant de sujets importés des Pays Bas et d Allemagne, très utilisée pour améliorer la production des troupeaux européens …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Holstein-Rind — Holstein Rind …   Deutsch Wikipedia