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Afghan hound

n.
A large dog of a breed having long silky hair and drooping ears, originally bred as a hunting dog.
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Afghan hound

n
(Breeds) a tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat
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Af′ghan hound`


n.
one of a breed of tall, slender hounds with a long, narrow head, a long, silky coat, and a topknot.
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Noun1.Afghan hound - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coatAfghan hound - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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