bichon frise

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noun bi·chon fri·se \bē-ˌshōⁿ-frē-ˈzā\

Definition of bichon frise

plural

bichons frises

play \-ˌshōⁿ-frē-ˈzā(z)\
  1. :  any of a breed of small sturdy dogs of Mediterranean origin having a thick wavy white coat

Origin and Etymology of bichon frise

modification of French bichon à poil frisé curly-haired lapdog


First Known Use: 1966


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