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Friesian

[free-zhuh n] /ˈfri ʒən/
adjective, noun
1.
2.
Chiefly British, Holstein (def 1).
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British Dictionary definitions for Friesian

Friesian1

/ˈfriːʒən/
noun
1.
(Brit) any of several breeds of black-and-white dairy cattle having a high milk yield Usual US and Canadian name Holstein

Friesian2

/ˈfriːʒən/
noun, adjective
1.
a variant of Frisian

Frisian

/ˈfrɪʒən/
noun
1.
a language spoken in the NW Netherlands, parts of N Germany, and adjacent islands, belonging to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family: the nearest relative of the English language; it has three main dialects
2.
a native or inhabitant of Friesland or a speaker of the Frisian language
adjective
3.
  1. of or relating to the Frisian language or its speakers
  2. of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
Word Origin
C16: from Latin Frīsiī people of northern Germany
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