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Friesian

[free-zhuh n]
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adjective, noun
  1. Frisian.
  2. Chiefly British. Holstein(def 1).
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Examples from the Web for friesian

Historical Examples

  • He was in my class, though, and he and I had a go at Friesian.

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • It is doubtful whether we have the typical Friesian form on this continent.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • This beautiful delicately tinted little species is clearly tilmadochoid in the Friesian sense.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • Whereon, taking the fiddle and screwing up the keys, he began to play in a way which astonished the Friesian steward.

  • “Under der lee of one of der Friesian Islands,” replied the captain.

    Boy Scouts in the North Sea

    G. Harvey Ralphson


British Dictionary definitions for friesian

Friesian1

noun
  1. British any of several breeds of black-and-white dairy cattle having a high milk yieldUsual US and Canadian name: Holstein

Friesian2

noun, adjective
  1. a variant of Frisian
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