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longhorn Syllabification: long·horn
Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌhôrn/

Definition of longhorn in English:


1An animal of a breed of cattle with long horns.
Example sentences
  • 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)
Example sentences
  • 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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