- An animal of a black-and-white breed of chiefly dairy cattle originally from Friesland.More 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.