Bernese mountain dog
noun Etymology: Bern, Switzerland Date: 1935 any of a breed of large powerful long-coated black dogs of Swiss origin that have tan and white markings and were developed as draft animals

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  • Bernese mountain dog — n. large breed of dog (originated in Switzerland) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bernese mountain dog — Ber′nese moun′tain dog n. dch one of a Swiss breed of large, strong, longhaired dogs having a black coat with white and russet or tan markings, formerly used as draft animals • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bernese mountain dog — noun large powerful long haired black coated Swiss dog with deep tan or russet markings on legs and white blaze and feet and chest marking; formerly used for draft • Hypernyms: ↑Sennenhunde …   Useful english dictionary

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