Friesian

Friesian
 / Frisian
 Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is the name of a north Germanic language and of a chain of islands lying off, and politically divided between, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are normally called Holsteins. Frisian is also sometimes applied to people from Friesland, the Dutch province that partly encompasses the Frisian islands.

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  • Friesian — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an animal of a black and white breed of dairy cattle originally from Friesland in the Netherlands …   English terms dictionary

  • Friesian — [frē′zhən] n., adj. FRISIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Friesian — UK [ˈfriːʒ(ə)n] / US [ˈfrɪʒ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms Friesian : singular Friesian plural Friesians British a type of black and white cow that produces a lot of milk …   English dictionary

  • Friesian, Frisian —    Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is a north Germanic language and the name of a chain of islands lying off and politically divided between the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are normally called… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Friesian, Frisian —    Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is a north Germanic language and the name of a chain of islands lying off and politically divided between the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are normally called… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Friesian horse — Infobox Horse name= Friesian Horse image caption=Friesian horse features =Black, 15 17 hands, powerfully muscled, agile with elegant action, thick mane and tail, feather on lower legs. altname=Belgian Black (UK) nickname= country= Netherlands… …   Wikipedia

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  • Friesian cross — Infobox Horse name= Friesian Cross features=Friesian crossbreds, of any color, type, or size country=USA group1=Friesian Sport Horse Registry std1= [http://www.FSHR.org] group2=Friesian Blood Horse Registry std2=… …   Wikipedia

  • Friesian — noun Etymology: variant of Frisian Date: 1923 chiefly British Holstein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Friesian — /free zheuhn/, adj., n. 1. Frisian. 2. Chiefly Brit. Holstein (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

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