bichon frise

noun
bi·​chon fri·​se | \bē-ˌshōⁿ-frē-ˈzā \
plural bichons frises\bē-​ˌshōⁿ-​frē-​ˈzā(z) \

Definition of bichon frise 

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

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Daniela and Keith are parents to two sons and a bichon frise. Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com, "Just Like Ariana & Pete, These Real Couples Got Engaged Within Weeks — But Are They Still Together?," 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, "Dog show’s young handlers take a grown-up sport in stride," 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, "Bald eagle takes down fox? Elkins Park abuzz over report," 16 Jan. 2018

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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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