Definition of Friesian in English:

Friesian

Line breaks: Frie|sian
Pronunciation: /ˈfriːʒ(ə)n
 
/

noun

British
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.

Origin

1920s: alteration of Frisian.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day inamorata
Pronunciation: ɪˌnaməˈrɑːtə
noun
a person's female lover