basenji

basenji
noun Etymology: probably modification of Lingala mbwa na basenji, literally, dogs of the bushland people Date: 1937 any of a breed of small curly-tailed dogs of African origin that do not bark

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  • Basenji — /beuh sen jee/, n. one of an African breed of dogs having a chestnut coat with white points and a curled tail, characterized chiefly by their inability to bark. [1930 35; said to be < Lingala basenji, pl. of mosenji native, inhabitant of the… …   Universalium

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  • basenji — ba•sen•ji [[t]bəˈsɛn dʒi[/t]] n. pl. jis dch one of an African breed of dogs with a smooth chestnut coat and a curled tail, noted for their inability to bark • Etymology: 1930–35; said to be < Lingala basenji, pl. of mosenji native …   From formal English to slang

  • Basenji — noun /bəˈsɛndʒi/ An African breed of hunting dog. Syn: African Bush Dog, African Barkless Dog, African Dingo, Ango Angari, Avuvi, Congo Dog, Zande Dog, Egyptian Dingo …   Wiktionary

  • Basenji — Bạsenji   [englisch bə sendʒɪ] der, / s, Kọngo Buschhund, braun weiß gezeichnete, 40 48 cm schulterhohe Hunderasse aus Zentralafrika; wird in seiner Heimat als nicht bellender Jagdhund eingesetzt …   Universal-Lexikon

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