Bi-chon frise

Bichon Frise

[bee-shon freez, fri-zey; French bee-shawn free-zey]
noun
one of a French-Belgian breed of small dog having a silky, loosely curled, thick white coat, a topknot, dropped ears with long flowing hair, and a tail curved over its back, originally developed in the Mediterranean area.

Origin:
1965–70; < French: literally, curly bichon a breed of lap dog, aphetic variant of barbichon, diminutive of barbet a kind of spaniel, ultimately derivative of barbe barb1

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bichon frise (ˈbiːʃɒn ˈfriːzeɪ)
 
n , pl bichon frises
a small white poodle-like dog of European origin, with a silky, loosely curling coat
 
[C20: French, literally: curly toy dog]

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