Definition of Murray grey in English:

Murray grey


  • An Australian breed of beef cattle with greyish colouring.

    ‘the Murray grey fell down an embankment and was unable to free itself’
    • ‘A judge ruled that the stud Murray Grey cattle were shot with "indecent haste".’
    • ‘They won the inaugural award for their murray grey beef.’
    • ‘The farm is believed to have more than 900 cattle and is well known for its breed of Australian Murray Grey beef cattle.’
    • ‘He is married with three children and lives on a hobby farm near Dubbo with Albert the contented Murray Grey bull.’
    • ‘These green river flats, ringed by high snow-capped mountains, are the birthplace of Australia's only own, unique cattle breed, the Murray Grey.’
    • ‘Next year marks the centenary of the birth of Australia's only local breed of cattle, the famous Murray Greys.’
    • ‘Three hefty Murray Grey steers sold to $690.’
    • ‘We've got 80 Murray Grey breeding cows and about 600 Perendale ewes—it keeps us busy!’
    • ‘We still live on the original property where the first Murray Greys were born.’
    • ‘You've had four families involved, and you've been running Murray Grey cattle and you did have some goats for a while.’


1960s: from the Murray River which, with its many tributaries, supports agriculture across much of southern Australia.