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foo dog

 (fo͞o)
n.
A stylized figure of a lion, traditionally placed as a symbolic guardian at the entrance to a Chinese temple or other building.

[Perhaps from Mandarin , Buddha (from Middle Chinese fɦut, Buddha, from late Old Chinese *but, Buddha, from Sanskrit buddhaḥ, Buddha; see Buddha2) or from Mandarin , good fortune (from Middle Chinese fuwk), dog (from the stylized lion's doglike appearance ).]
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