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puli

[poo l-ee, pyoo-lee] /ˈpʊl i, ˈpyu li/
noun, plural pulik
[poo l-eek, pyoo-leek] /ˈpʊl ik, ˈpyu lik/ (Show IPA),
pulis.
1.
one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized sheepdogs having long, fine hair that often mats, giving the coat a corded appearance.
Origin of puli
1935-1940
1935-40; < Hungarian, alteration of pudli poodle, shortening of earlier pudlikutya, translation of German Pudelhund; see poodle
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puli

/ˈpjuːlɪ; ˈpʊlɪ/
noun
1.
a breed of Hungarian sheepdog having a very long dense coat, usually black, that hangs in strands with a ropey or corded appearance
Word Origin
Hungarian, literally: leader
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