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Hereford1

Line breaks: Here|ford
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛrɪfəd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

A city in west central England, administrative centre of the county of Herefordshire, on the River Wye; population 55,300 (est. 2009).

Words that rhyme with Hereford

Linford • Mitford

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Hereford2

Syllabification: Her·e·ford
Pronunciation: /ˈhərfərd, ˈherə-
 
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noun

An animal of a breed of red and white beef cattle.
Example sentences
  • By 1920 pure or mixed Herefords and shorthorns accounted for more than a third of the eight and a half million cattle in the region, and Rambouillets and Lincolns made up a significant share of the four and a half million sheet.
  • In 1909, Marsh concluded that Aberdeen Angus cattle were more inclined to consume locoweed than were Herefords.
  • A handful of breeders insist there are now only half a dozen herds of thoroughbred Herefords left in Australia.

Origin

early 19th century: named after Hereford, England, where it originated.

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