Great Pyrenees
noun (plural Great Pyrenees) Date: 1938 any of a breed of large heavy-coated white dogs often used to guard livestock

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  • Great Pyrenees — n. any of a breed of large dog, bearlike in appearance, with a long, thick white coat, but falling ears, originally used in the Pyrenees to guard sheep and as a guide in snowy regions, now usually kept as a watchdog …   English World dictionary

  • Great Pyrenees — Infobox Dogbreed akcgroup = Working akcstd = http://www.akc.org/breeds/great pyrenees/index.cfm altname = Great Pyrenees Chien des Pyrénées Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées Montañés del Pirineo nicknames = Pyr, PMD ankcgroup = Group 6 (Utility)… …   Wikipedia

  • Great Pyrenees — noun bred of large heavy coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland • Hypernyms: ↑dog, ↑domestic dog, ↑Canis familiaris * * * ˈpirə(ˌ)nēz sometimes ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: great (I) (as in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Pyrenees — one of a breed of large dogs having a heavy, white coat, raised originally in the Pyrenees for herding sheep and as a watchdog. [1935 40] * * * ▪ breed of dog also called  Pyrenean mountain dog   large working dog, probably of Asian origin, that… …   Universalium

  • Great Pyrenees — Great′ Pyr′enees n. dch one of a breed of large, heavy dogs with a thick white coat, raised orig. in the Pyrenees for guarding sheep …   From formal English to slang

  • Great Pyrenees — noun A large breed of dog originating in France and often used to guard livestock. Syn: Pyrenean Mountain Dog …   Wiktionary

  • Pyrenees (disambiguation) — Pyrenees may refer to any of three mountain ranges: *Pyrenees, on the Franco Spanish border *Pyrenees (Victoria), in south eastern Australia *Montes Pyrenaeus, on the moon* Pyrenees (cheese) is a French cheese made in the region of Aquitaine. *… …   Wikipedia

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  • Great Pyr|e|nees — «PIHR uh nihz», a large, white sheep dog developed in the Pyrenees Mountains that stands 27 to 32 inches high and weighs up to 125 pounds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrenees — Geobox|Range name=Pyrenees other name= es. Pirineos ca. Pirineus fr. Pyrénées oc. Pirenèus an. Perinés eu. Pirinioak etymology=Pyrene|etymology type=Named for image caption=Central Pyrenees country=Spain| country1=France| country2=Andorra unit=… …   Wikipedia

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