any of a breed of large, black-and-white dairy cattle
also called Hol′stein-Frie′sian
Origin of Holsteinafter Holstein, where the breed originated
region of NW Germany, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein: formerly a duchy of Denmark
A region and former duchy of northern Germany at the base of the Jutland Peninsula. It became a duchy under the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Empire in 1474 and was often controlled by Denmark in the years that followed.
Any of a breed of large black and white dairy cattle originally developed in Friesland.
Origin of HolsteinAfter Holstein 1
- (rare) Alternative spelling of Holstein (breed of cattle).
- hotlines, hot lines
From the animals' region of origin: the horses came from Schleswig-Holstein, the cows came from the area of Frisia and Holstein.
- A surname.