- Also called Hol·stein-Frie·sian [hohl-stahyn-free-zhuh n, -steen-] /ˈhoʊl staɪnˈfri ʒən, -stin-/. one 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.
- a region in N Germany, at the base of the peninsula of Jutland: a former duchy.
Origin of Holstein
Examples from the Web for holstein
Pour milk from a Holstein cow into one and milk from a Jersey into the other.The Secret to This Ice Cream: Pampered Cows
Jane & Michael Stern
May 18, 2014
In the year 1756 settlements were also made on New river and on Holstein.
He had heard on Holstein of her having passed there and he retraced his steps.
The two Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein were still subjects of dispute.Up The Baltic
What miseries had Holstein from it, which last to our own day!
Experience had taught Mr. and Mrs. Holstein how and what to do.Woman's Work in the Civil War
Linus Pierpont Brockett
- the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian 1
- 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
Word Origin and History for holstein
breed of cattle, 1865; so called because originally raised in nearby Friesland. The place name is literally "woodland settlers," from the roots of German Holz "wood" (see holt) and siedeln "to settle," altered by influence of Stein "stone." Since 15c. it has been united with the Duchy of Schleswig.