malamute

[mal-uh-myoot]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Also, malemute.


Origin:
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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malamute or malemute (ˈmæləˌmuːt)
 
n
an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat
 
[from the name of an Inuit tribe]
 
malemute or malemute
 
n
 
[from the name of an Inuit tribe]

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malamute
1874, from name of Alaska Eskimo tribe that developed the breed.
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The sheep were killed by a large malamute dog and not wolves.
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