Akita

[uh-kee-tuh]
noun
1.
a seaport on N Honshu, in N Japan, on the Sea of Japan.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) one of a Japanese breed of large, muscular dogs having a broad head with erect ears, a stiff coat of brown, red, black, or brindle color, and a long tail curled over its back, originally bred for hunting, now often used as a guard dog.
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akita (əˈkiːtə)
 
n
a large powerfully-built dog of a Japanese breed with erect ears, a typically white coat, and a large full tail carried curled over its back
 
[C20: named after a district in N Japan]

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It is similar in appearance to the akita, though much smaller in stature.
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