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malamute

[mal-uh-myoot] /ˈmæl əˌmyut/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
Also, malemute.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Inupiaq malimiut name for local groups of Inupiaq of the Kotzebue Sound region, W Alaska, who bred such dogs
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Examples for malamute
  • The sheep were killed by a large malamute dog and not wolves.
British Dictionary definitions for malamute

malamute

/ˈmæləˌmuːt/
noun
1.
an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat
Word Origin
from the name of an Inuit tribe
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Word Origin and History for malamute
malamute
1874, from name of Alaska Eskimo tribe that developed the breed.
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