foo dog
or fu dog noun Usage: often capitalized F Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) Buddha; from the use of such figures in ceramic or stone as guardians of Buddhist temples Date: 1953 a mythical lion-dog used as a decorative motif in Far Eastern art

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