beestings

noun

bees·​tings ˈbē-stiŋz How to pronounce beestings (audio)
variants or beastings
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: the colostrum especially of a cow

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The spicy beestings of these seafood dishes like ceviches and aguachiles bring me to a euphoric place. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Sep. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English bestynge, from Old English bȳsting, from bēost beestings; akin to Old High German biost beestings

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beestings was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Beestings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beestings. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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