bi·chon (bē-shŏn, bēshŏn)
A bichon frisé.
[French, alteration (probably influenced by biche, doe, used as a term of affection) of barbichon, diminutive of barbet, pointer for hunting in wetlands, from Old French, dog with a long, frizzy coat, from barbe, beard; see BARB1.]
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