Pronunciation: (frizh'un, frē'zhun),[key] —adj. of or pertaining to Friesland, its inhabitants, or their language.
—n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Friesland or the Frisian Islands.
2. the Germanic language most closely related to English, spoken in Friesland and nearby islands. Abbr.: Fris., Fris
3. Chiefly Brit. a. Friesland.
b. Holstein (def. 1). Also,Friesian.