Definition of bichon frise in English:

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bichon frise

Pronunciation: /biːʃ(ə)n ˈfriːz/

noun (plural bichons frise or bichon frises)

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A small dog of a breed with a fine, curly white coat.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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