Definition of bichon frise in English:

bichon frise

Line breaks: bi¦chon frise
Pronunciation: /biːʃ(ə)n ˈfriːz
 
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noun (plural bichons frise or bichon frises)

  • A small dog of a breed with a fine, curly white coat.
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    • Lupine qualities are apparent in the Alaskan malamute, but unfathomable in the bichon frise.
    • If ever the greeting card industry needs a poster dog for Valentine's Day, there is no better candidate than the bichon frise.
    • As soon as a young woman walking her bichon frise came by in the other direction, the men's chatter started up again.

Origin

from French barbichon 'little water spaniel' + frisé 'curly-haired'.

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