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.
At length, by some means, they discovered him in the small town of Frederichstadt, in Holstein.Louis Philippe|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Authorities have agreed that herd milk of Holstein or ordinary grade cows is best for infant feeding.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
The peasants yielded the point, and the succession was settled on the duke of Holstein.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
Before arriving at this village, we stopped at the house of one Jacob Hendrix, from Holstein, living on this side.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
The scenes of horror and of sadness enacted there, have left their impress upon the mind of Mrs. Holstein in unfading characters.Woman's Work in the Civil War|Linus Pierpont Brockett
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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.