from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of beef cattle developed in England and having a reddish coat with white face, chest, belly, and lower legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A city in Herefordshire, England
- proper n. A breed of cattle used for high-quality beef, see w:Hereford (cattle)
- n. A cow of the Hereford breed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a breed of cattle originating in Herefordshire, England. The Herefords are good working animals, and their beef-producing quality is excellent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A breed of beef cattle, maintained chiefly in Herefordshire, England. The body color is a deep red, the face, mane, throat and chest white, and the horns are moderately long.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States
After Hereford, a former county of western England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English here ("army"), Welsh hewr ("fort or castle"), or Proto-Indo-European + Old English -ford ("place suitable for crossing the river") (Wiktionary)