Lhasa apso

Lhasa apso

[ap-soh]
noun, plural Lhasa apsos.
one of a breed of small terriers having a long, heavy coat, raised in Tibet as watchdogs.

Origin:
1930–35; apso < Tibetan, written ab sog

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Lhasa apso (ˈlɑːsə ˈæpsəʊ)
 
n , pl Lhasa apsos
a small dog of a Tibetan breed having a long straight dense coat, often gold or greyish, and a well-feathered tail carried curled over its back
 
[Tibetan]

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Lhasa apso
type of dog, 1935, from Tibetan, lit. "Lhasa terrier," from Lhasa, capital of Tibet.
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