bichon frise

noun
bi·​chon fri·​se | \ bē-ˌshōⁿ-frē-ˈzā How to pronounce bichon frise (audio) , ˈbē-ˌshȯn-fri-ˈzā How to pronounce bichon frise (audio) , -ˌshän- \
plural bichons frises\ bē-​ˌshōⁿ-​frē-​ˈzā(z) How to pronounce bichon frise (audio) , ˈbē-​ˌshȯn-​fri-​ˈzāz , -​ˌshän-​ \

Definition of bichon frise

: any of a breed of small sturdy dogs of Mediterranean origin having a thick wavy white coat

Examples of bichon frise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Derek was also accompanied by Flynn, the bichon frise who won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club in 2018. Fox News, 5 Aug. 2021 Titi, an undersized bichon frise, seduced me with her hopeful smile. BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2021 MacInnis makes a point of going to bed around 10 every night, with a specific ritual that includes cuddling with her bichon frise and placing a moonstone gem over her heart to invoke calm and reflection. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Nov. 2019 Flynn the bichon frise won last year and is now retired. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, 10 Feb. 2019 Daniela and Keith are parents to two sons and a bichon frise. Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com, 26 June 2018 As judging began Monday night, a borzoi named Lucy won the hound group, a pug dubbed Biggie won the toy group and a bichon frise called Flynn took the nonsporting group. Jennifer Peltz, The Seattle Times, 12 Feb. 2018 Earlier this month, a small dog that was snatched by an eagle was reunited with its owners after a woman found the bichon frise abandoned on a roadway. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, 16 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of bichon frise

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bichon frise

modification of French bichon à poil frisé curly-haired lapdog

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“Bichon frise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bichon%20frise. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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