Lip·​iz·​zan ˌli-pət-ˈsän How to pronounce Lipizzan (audio)
variants or Lipizzaner or less commonly Lippizan or Lippizaner
: any of a breed of spirited horses developed from Spanish, Italian, Danish, and Arab stock that are usually born with a dark coat that lightens to white with age

Word History


German Lipizzaner, Lippizaner, from Lipizza, Lippiza, former site of the Austrian Imperial Stud near Trieste, Italy

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lipizzan was in 1928

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“Lipizzan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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