Bouvier des Flandres


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Bou·vier des Flan·dres

 (bo͞o-vyā′ də flăn′dərz, dā fläN′drə)
n.
A dog of a large breed developed in Belgium for herding cattle, having a thick, fawn to black coat.

[French : bouvier, cowherd + des, of + Flandres, Flanders.]

Bou•vier des Flan•dres

(buˈvyeɪ də ˈflæn dərz, ˈflɑ̃ drə)
n.

pl. Bou•viers des Flan•dres (buˈvyeɪz)
any of a Belgian breed of large, rugged dogs having a rough, tousled coat used for cattle herding, guarding, and police work.
[1930–35; < French: literally, cowherd of Flanders]
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Noun1.Bouvier des Flandres - rough-coated breed used originally in Belgium for herding and guarding cattleBouvier des Flandres - rough-coated breed used originally in Belgium for herding and guarding cattle
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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