Friesian
noun Etymology: variant of Frisian Date: 1923 chiefly British Holstein

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Friesian — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an animal of a black and white breed of dairy cattle originally from Friesland in the Netherlands …   English terms dictionary

  • Friesian — [frē′zhən] n., adj. FRISIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Friesian —  / Frisian  Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is the name of a north Germanic language and of a chain of islands lying off, and politically divided between, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Friesian — UK [ˈfriːʒ(ə)n] / US [ˈfrɪʒ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms Friesian : singular Friesian plural Friesians British a type of black and white cow that produces a lot of milk …   English dictionary

  • Friesian — /free zheuhn/, adj., n. 1. Frisian. 2. Chiefly Brit. Holstein (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • Friesian — noun /ˈfriːʒən/ a) A black and white dairy cow b) A black breed of horse Syn: Holstein …   Wiktionary

  • Friesian — Frie|si|an [ˈfri:ziən US ʒən] n especially BrE a type of cow that is black and white …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Friesian — Frie|sian [ friʒn ] noun count a type of black and white cow that produces a lot of milk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Friesian — Frie·si·an || friːzjÉ™n adj. of Friesland, pertaining to Friesland (region in the northern Netherlands) n. resident of Friesland, native of Friesland (region in the northern Netherlands) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Friesian — [ fri:ʒ(ə)n] noun Brit. an animal of a black and white breed of dairy cattle originally from Friesland in the Netherlands …   English new terms dictionary

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