- one of an English breed of red, white, or roan beef cattle, some having short horns and some naturally hornless.
Origin of Shorthorn
Also called Durham.
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Examples from the Web for shorthorn
We've got it pretty heavily stocked; we 're working it over into shorthorn.The Wrong Woman
Charles D. Stewart
Shes due to grade as cornfed, my Calamity is, or Im a shorthorn!The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
Substantial buildings were erected for the shorthorn cattle.Hodge and His Masters
I am, however, convinced that you are going to need both the Shorthorn and the Hereford to combine with them.Florida: An Ideal Cattle State
Florida State Live Stock Association
Why have pedigrees been scrupulously kept and published of the Shorthorn cattle, and more recently of the Hereford breed?
- a short-horned breed of cattle with several regional varietiesAlso called: Durham
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