- (functioning as singular) the first milk secreted by the mammary glands of a cow or similar animal immediately after giving birth; colostrum
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beest•ings (bē′stingz),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. v.)
- Zoologythe first milk or colostrum of a mammal, esp. a cow, after giving birth.
- late Middle English bestynge, Old English bȳsting, equivalent. to bēost beestings (cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German biost, German Biest) + -ing -ing1 bef. 1000
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beestings, biestings, US beastings /ˈbiːstɪŋz/ n
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