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 normally called Holsteins. Frisian is also sometimes applied to people from Friesland, the Dutch province that partly encompasses the Frisian islands.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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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 — 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 — noun Etymology: variant of Frisian Date: 1923 chiefly British Holstein …   New Collegiate 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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