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 (brē-är′, -ärd′)
A dog of a large breed developed in medieval France for herding and guarding, having a long coarse coat that is black, gray, or tawny.

[French, from Brie, a region of northern France.]


(briːˈɑːd; briːˈɑː)
(Animals) a medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour
[French, literally: of Brie (region in N France)]


(briˈɑr, -ˈɑrd)

one of a French breed of large sheepherding dogs with a long, wavy coat.
[1930–35; < French; see Brie, -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Briard - old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coatbriard - old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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