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beestings

[bee-stingz] /ˈbi stɪŋz/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, especially a cow, after giving birth.
Origin
late Middle English
1000
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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beestings

/ˈbiːstɪŋz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the first milk secreted by the mammary glands of a cow or similar animal immediately after giving birth; colostrum
Word Origin
Old English bӯsting, from bēost beestings; related to Middle Dutch biest
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Word Origin and History for beestings
n.

"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.

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