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Bi•chon Frise  (bēshon frēz, fri zā; Fr. bē shôn frē zā),USA pronunciation 
  • Dog and Cat Breedsone of a French-Belgian breed of small dog having a silky, loosely curled, thick white coat, a topknot, dropped ears with long flowing hair, and a tail curved over its back, originally developed in the Mediterranean area.
    • French: literally, curly bichon a breed of lap dog, aphetic variant of barbichon, diminutive of barbet a kind of spaniel, ultimately derivative of barbe barb1
    • 1965–70

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