beestings

beestings

[bee-stingz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, especially a cow, after giving birth.


Origin:
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, (US) biestings or (US) beastings (ˈbiːstɪŋz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the first milk secreted by the mammary glands of a cow or similar animal immediately after giving birth; colostrum
 
[Old English bӯsting, from bēost beestings; related to Middle Dutch biest]
 
biestings, (US) biestings or (US) beastings
 
n
 
[Old English bӯsting, from bēost beestings; related to Middle Dutch biest]
 
beastings, (US) biestings or (US) beastings
 
n
 
[Old English bӯsting, from bēost beestings; related to Middle Dutch biest]

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