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Holstein1 British & World English

A former duchy of the German kingdom of Saxony, situated in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula. A duchy of Denmark from 1474, it was taken by Prussia in 1866 and incorporated with the neighbouring duchy of Schleswig as the province of Schleswig-Holstein

Holstein2 British & World English

An animal of a black-and-white breed of large dairy cattle, originally raised in Friesland

Holstein New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

breed of black-and-white cattle; Friesian

Schleswig-Holstein British & World English

A state of NW Germany, occupying the southern part of the Jutland peninsula; capital, Kiel. It comprises the former duchies of Schleswig and Holstein