Definition of East Friesian in English:

East Friesian

(also East Frisian)

adjective

  • 1Designating a breed of black and white cattle from East Friesland. Now rare.

  • 2Designating a breed of sheep originally from East Friesland, kept chiefly for their milk, and having a distinctive thin, wool-free tail and pale hooves.

noun

  • The East Friesian breed of sheep; a sheep of this breed.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Farmer's Magazine. From east + Frisian, after the name of East Friesland (German Ostfriesland), a German coastal region in the northwest of Lower Saxony.

Pronunciation

East Friesian

/iːst ˈfriːzɪən//iːst ˈfriːʒn/