Newfoundland dog
Newfoundland New"found*land` (?, often ?), prop. n. 1. An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity. [1913 Webster]

2. A Newfoundland dog. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Newfoundland dog} (Zo["o]l.), a breed of large dogs, with shaggy hair, which originated in Newfoundland, noted for intelligence, docility, and swimming powers. [1913 Webster]


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