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shih-tzu

/ˈʃiːˈtsuː/
noun
1.
a small dog of a breed derived from crossing the Pekingese and the Tibetan apso. It has a long straight dense coat and carries its tail curled over its back
Word Origin
from Chinese, literally: lion
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Word Origin and History for shih-tzu
n.

also shih tzu, breed of small long-haired dog, 1921, from Chinese shizigou, from shi "lion" + zi "son" + gou "dog."

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