Lipizzan

noun
Lip·​iz·​zan | \ ˌli-pət-ˈsän How to pronounce Lipizzan (audio) \
variants: or Lipizzaner \ ˌli-​pət-​ˈsä-​nər How to pronounce Lipizzaner (audio) \ or less commonly Lippizan \ ˌli-​pət-​ˈsän How to pronounce Lippizan (audio) \ or Lippizaner \ ˌli-​pət-​ˈsä-​nər How to pronounce Lippizaner (audio) \

Definition of Lipizzan

: 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

First Known Use of Lipizzan

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lipizzan

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

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“Lipizzan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lippizaner. Accessed 29 Jan. 2020.

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