[ lawng-hawrn, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌhɔrn, ˈlɒŋ- /


(lowercase) Texas longhorn.
Slang. a Texan.
(lowercase) long-horned beetle.
one of a nearly extinct English breed of beef cattle having horns that are very long and curve forward dramatically.

Origin of Longhorn

First recorded in 1825–35; long1 + horn

Definition for longhorn (2 of 2)

long-horned beetle
[ lawng-hawrnd, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌhɔrnd, ˈlɒŋ- /


any of numerous, often brightly colored beetles of the family Cerambycidae, usually with long antennae, the larva of which bores into the wood of living or decaying trees.

Origin of long-horned beetle

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called longhorn.
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British Dictionary definitions for longhorn (1 of 2)

/ (ˈlɒŋˌhɔːn) /


Also called: Texas longhorn a long-horned breed of beef cattle, usually red or variegated, formerly common in SW US
a now rare British breed of beef cattle with long curved horns

British Dictionary definitions for longhorn (2 of 2)

long-horned beetle


the longicorn beetleSee longicorn (def. 1)
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