or beast·ings, biest·ings
- the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, especially a cow, after giving birth.
Origin of beestings
Examples from the Web for beastings
Historical Examples of beastings
He said to Taircheal, "Whence have you come from, you eater of beastings?"Legends of Saints & Sinners
- a US spelling of beestings
biestings or US beastings
- (functioning as singular) the first milk secreted by the mammary glands of a cow or similar animal immediately after giving birth; colostrum
Word Origin for beestings
Word Origin and History for beastings
"colostrum," Old English bysting, from beost, a general West Germanic word (cf. Old High German biost, German Biest, Middle Dutch and Dutch biest, of unknown origin.