Friesian, Frisian

Friesian, Frisian
   Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is a north Germanic language and the name of a chain of islands lying off and politically divided between the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are normally called Ho/steins. Frisian is also sometimes applied to people from Friesland, the Dutch province that partly encompasses the Frisian Islands.

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  • Friesian, Frisian —    Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is a north Germanic language and the name of a chain of islands lying off and politically divided between the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are normally called… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Frisian — or Friesian can refer to:*The Frisians, an ethnic group of northwestern Europe inhabiting an area known as Frisia *The modern Frisian languages, including: **West Frisian language, spoken in Friesland, Netherlands **Saterland Frisian language, of …   Wikipedia

  • Friesian —  / Frisian  Friesian is a breed of cattle; Frisian is the name of a north Germanic language and of a chain of islands lying off, and politically divided between, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. Friesian cattle in the United States are… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Friesian — [frē′zhən] n., adj. FRISIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Friesian horse — Infobox Horse name= Friesian Horse image caption=Friesian horse features =Black, 15 17 hands, powerfully muscled, agile with elegant action, thick mane and tail, feather on lower legs. altname=Belgian Black (UK) nickname= country= Netherlands… …   Wikipedia

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  • Frisian — /frizh euhn, free zheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Friesland, its inhabitants, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Friesland or the Frisian Islands. 3. the Germanic language most closely related to English, spoken in Friesland… …   Universalium

  • Friesian — Frie•sian [[t]ˈfri ʒən[/t]] n. 1) Frisian 2) brit. Chiefly Brit. Holstein 1) 3) Frisian …   From formal English to slang

  • Frisian — Fri•sian [[t]ˈfrɪʒ ən, ˈfri ʒən[/t]] also Friesian n. 1) peo a member of a people of the North Sea coast 2) peo the West Germanic language of the Frisians 3) peo of or pertaining to Friesland, the Frisians, or the language Frisian • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • Friesian — noun Etymology: variant of Frisian Date: 1923 chiefly British Holstein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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