from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of beef or dairy cattle that originated in northern England, having short curved horns or no horns and usually red, white, or roan in color. Also called Durham2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing cattle that have distinctively short horns.
- n. One of a breed of cattle, originating in England, with distinctively short horns (in contrast to longhorn cattle).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. One of a breed of large, heavy domestic cattle having short horns. The breed was developed in England.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a breed of cattle having very short horns.
- n. A new-comer; a greenhorn: as resembling a steer which, on account of the shortness of its horns, is not able to defend itself: opposed to longhorn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English breed of short-horned cattle
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