borzoi

[bawr-zoi]
noun, plural borzois.
any of a breed of tall, slender dogs having long, silky hair, raised originally in Russia for hunting wolves.
Also called Russian wolfhound.


Origin:
1885–90; < Russian borzóǐ orig., swift, fast; cognate with Czech brzý, Serbo-Croatian br̂z swift, Polish bardzo very

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borzoi (ˈbɔːzɔɪ)
 
n , pl -zois
Also called: Russian wolfhound a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolves
 
[C19: from Russian borzoi, literally: swift; related to Old Slavonic brǔzǔ swift]

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borzoi
Russian wolfhound, 1887, from Rus. borzoy, lit. "swift, quick" (cf. Czech brzy, S.Cr. brzo "quickly," Lith. bruzdeti "to hurry").
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Example sentences for borzoi
The borzoi is a quiet and intelligent but athletic and independent dog.
Borzoi should never display dominance or aggression towards people.
Generally, borzoi should not be territorially aggressive to other domestic dogs.
Correct nutrition during puppyhood is also debatable for borzoi.
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