beestings

See also: bee stings

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English bȳsting, derived from bēost, from Proto-West Germanic *beust.

NounEdit

beestings pl (plural only)

  1. The first milk drawn from an animal (especially a cow) after it has given birth.
    Synonyms: beest, colostrum
    • 2002, Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, p. 54:
      He took a jug of ‘beestings’ milk from the press, the milk of a cow that has recently calved, and drank it down in six big gulps.

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NounEdit

beestings

  1. plural of beesting