Biestings
Biestings Biest"ings, Beestings Beest"ings, n. pl. [OE. bestynge, AS. b[=y]sting, fr. b[=y]st, beost; akin to D. biest, OHG. biost, G. biest; of unknown origin.] The first milk given by a cow after calving. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The thick and curdy milk . . . commonly called biestings. --Newton. (1574). [1913 Webster]


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  • biestings — [bēs′tiŋz] pl.n. alt. sp. of BEESTINGS …   English World dictionary

  • biestings — variant of beastings * * * /bee stingz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) beestings. * * * biestings same as ↑beestings * * * bieste, biestings obs. ff. beast, beestings …   Useful english dictionary

  • biestings — /bee stingz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) beestings. * * * …   Universalium

  • biestings — biest•ings [[t]ˈbi stɪŋz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) beestings …   From formal English to slang

  • biestings — /ˈbistɪŋz/ (say beestingz) plural noun → beestings …   Australian English dictionary

  • Beestings — Biestings Biest ings, Beestings Beest ings, n. pl. [OE. bestynge, AS. b[=y]sting, fr. b[=y]st, beost; akin to D. biest, OHG. biost, G. biest; of unknown origin.] The first milk given by a cow after calving. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] The thick and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colostrum — Co*los trum, n. [L., biestings.] (Med.) (a) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings. (b) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beastings — Beast ings, n. pl. See {Biestings}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beestings — Beest ings, n. Same as {Biestings}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beestings — /bee stingz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, esp. a cow, after giving birth. Also, beastings, biestings. [bef. 1000; late ME bestynge, OE bysting, equiv. to beost beestings (c. OS, OHG biost, G Biest) + ing… …   Universalium

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