Alsatian

Alsatian

[al-sey-shuhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Alsace or its inhabitants.
2.
of or pertaining 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:
1685–95; < Medieval Latin Alsati(a) Alsace + -an

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Alsatian (ælˈseɪʃən)
 
n
1.  German shepherd, Also called: 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
 
adj
4.  of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants

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