BORZOIS

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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