beastings

[ bee-stingz ]
/ ˈbi stɪŋz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

Definition for beastings (2 of 2)

beestings

or beast·ings, biest·ings

[ bee-stingz ]
/ ˈbi stɪŋz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, especially a cow, after giving birth.

Origin of beestings

before 1000; late Middle English bestynge, Old English bȳsting, equivalent to bēost beestings (cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German biost, German Biest) + -ing -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for beastings (1 of 2)

beastings

/ (ˈbiːstɪŋz) /

noun

a US spelling of beestings

British Dictionary definitions for beastings (2 of 2)

beestings

biestings or US beastings

/ (ˈbiːstɪŋz) /

noun

(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

Old English bӯsting, from bēost beestings; related to Middle Dutch biest
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