Definition of longhorn in English:

longhorn

Syllabification: long·horn
Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌhôrn, ˈläNG-
 
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noun

  • 1An animal of a breed of cattle with long horns.
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    • The cattle judges were from a federal agency that knew all cattle and not just the longhorns and shorthorns.
    • Well, I am from Texas, where longhorns - cattle, that is - are indeed common, so perhaps the image is not entirely inappropriate.
    • The ranch has its longhorns and horses along with a variety of small animals for the children to visit.
  • 2 (also longhorn beetle) An elongated beetle with long antennae, the larva of which typically bores in wood and can be a pest of timber.
    • Family Cerambycidae (formerly in the superfamily Longicornia)
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    • The house longhorn is also a common pest in South Africa.
    • Nerve compounds injected into vulnerable trees kill only 30 to 60 percent of the longhorns.
    • Harmonic radar is one trick entomologists are using to understand the range of large insects such as the Asian longhorn.

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