Meaning of Friesian in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfriːʒ(ə)n/

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  • An animal of a black and white breed of chiefly dairy cattle originally from the province of Friesland in the Netherlands.

    ‘The first Friesians were big milk cows not too different from the Holstein of today, but udders were not so good.’
    • ‘But there were lovely cattle, as clean as something out of Disney World, blinking unhappily in the sun, angular, huge-uddered Friesians, and black Aberdeen Angus.’
    • ‘The trade for the quality bullocks remains brisk and there was a marked improvement in Friesians and plainer bullocks.’
    • ‘Shorthorn cattle are now suitable for the climate in Kosovo, so the chosen cows are black and white Friesians.’
    • ‘In addition, the cattle incubated the disease longer because they ate bonemeal from 6 days old, rather than the more usual 6 months, and were slaughtered later because they were slower-growing Friesians.’
    • ‘They have combined excellent fertility with good production and their breeding ability is akin to British Friesians.’
    • ‘A lot of seven 376 kg Friesians made €740.’
    • ‘A lot of two Friesians weighing 347 kilograms sold for €490.’
    • ‘The bucket fed Friesians sold from £30 to over £60 for the good ones.’
    • ‘But Dan and his son Noel have 200 cows, and like the Benson farm in Victoria, they're all Friesians.’
    • ‘The college dairy farm supplies liquid milk all the year round to Dawn Dairies from a top class herd of pedigree Friesians.’
    • ‘The classic black-and-white Friesian is a dairy industry success story.’
    • ‘They're all individuals, as different as a Friesian is from a Holstein.’
    • ‘Doug acquired him from a friend that owns a ranch that breeds Friesians and said he'd sell him to me.’
    • ‘Maintaining milk supply in suckler herds is a problem where the influence of the Friesian is declining.’
    • ‘How did you know she is a Friesian?.’
    • ‘The battlements are crumbling, the turrets are wobbly and Daisy, the Friesian, is dry!’


1920s alteration of Frisian.