beestings

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From Old English bȳsting, from bēost.

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beestings

  1. The first milk drawn from an animal (especially a cow) after it has given birth.
    • 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.
  2. plural form of beesting

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