follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

Bichon Frise

[bee-shon freez, fri-zey; French bee-shawn free-zey] /ˈbi ʃɒn ˈfriz, frɪˈzeɪ; French bi ʃɔ̃ friˈzeɪ/
noun
1.
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
1965-1970
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Bichon Frise

bichon frise

/ˈbiːʃɒn ˈfriːzeɪ/
noun (pl) bichon frises
1.
a small white poodle-like dog of European origin, with a silky, loosely curling coat
Word Origin
C20: French, literally: curly toy dog
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for Bichon

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends