[ hohl-stahyn, -steen; for 2 also German hohl-shtahyn ]
/ ˈhoʊl staɪn, -stin; for 2 also German ˈhoʊlˌʃtaɪn /


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

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for holstein (1 of 2)

/ (ˈhəʊlstaɪn) /


the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian 1

British Dictionary definitions for holstein (2 of 2)

/ (German ˈhɔlʃtain) /


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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