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Alsatian

[al-sey-shuh n] /ælˈseɪ ʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants.
2.
of or relating to Alsatia.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Alsace.
4.
a resident or native of Alsatia.
5.
Also called Alsatian dog. Chiefly British. German shepherd.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Medieval Latin Alsati(a) Alsace + -an
Related forms
pro-Alsatian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alsatian dog

Alsatian

/ælˈseɪʃən/
noun
1.
Officially called German shepherd, German shepherd dog. a large wolflike breed of dog often used as a guard or guide dog and by the police
2.
a native or inhabitant of Alsace
3.
(in the 17th century) a criminal or debtor who took refuge in the Whitefriars area of London
adjective
4.
of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants
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