Definition of Friesian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfriːʒ(ə)n/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


An animal of a black-and-white breed of chiefly dairy cattle originally from Friesland.
Example sentences
  • The first Friesians were big milk cows not too different from the Holstein of today, but udders were not so good.
  • But there were lovely cattle, as clean as something out of Disney World, blinking unhappily in the sun, angular, huge-uddered Friesians, and black Aberdeen Angus.
  • The trade for the quality bullocks remains brisk and there was a marked improvement in Friesians and plainer bullocks.


1920s: alteration of Frisian.

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