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n. pl. bor·zois
A dog of a tall slender breed developed in Russia for hunting wolves, having a narrow pointed head and a silky coat. Also called Russian wolfhound.

[From Russian borzoĭ, swift, variant of borzyĭ.]


n, pl -zois
(Breeds) a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolves. Also called: Russian wolfhound
[C19: from Russian borzoi, literally: swift; related to Old Slavonic brǔzǔ swift]


(ˈbɔr zɔɪ)

n., pl. -zois.
any of a breed of tall, slender, swift dogs with long, silky hair and a long, narrow head, raised orig. in Russia for hunting wolves. Also called Russian wolfhound.
[1885–90; < Russian borzóǐ orig., swift, fast]
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Noun1.borzoi - tall fast-moving dog breedborzoi - tall fast-moving dog breed    
wolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves


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Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
Guided by expert handler Bill McFadden, Flynn beat out Ty the giant schnauzer, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the borzoi, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier.
Hound: GCHG CH Belisarius JP My Sassy Girl, a Borzoi known as "Lucy," owned by Michele Molnar & Jamie Danburg & Minoru Kato.
SHE IS AN icon of 1920s modernity: an independent woman with bobbed hair and a short skirt, walking with her streamlined Borzoi, the quintessential Art Deco dog.
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In The Lady with the Borzoi, Claridge triumphantly restores Blanche Knopf's central place in 20th-century publishing history.
Let her indulge any of her ancestral instincts: While most Borzoi no longer course hare, and a good number of terriers have never gone to ground for a rat, there are organized sports--such as lure-coursing and barn hunt trials, respectively--that can simulate it for them.
Bertagnoli L, Lalatta F, Gallicchio R Fantuzzi, M Rusca M, Borzoi A, Deter RL, Quantitative characterization of the growth of the fetal kidney.
Of course, you don't want to end up looking like a dog's dinner over the holidays and the contender for the best dressed dog in 1969 was six-month-old Borzoi Gold Dust who dressed for the Christmas party in a pink sequin shimmer suit.