Estrela mountain dog


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Estrela mountain dog

(ɪsˈtreɪlə)
n
(Breeds) a sturdy well-built dog of a Portuguese breed with a long thick coat and a thick tuft of hair round the neck, often used as a guard dog
[C20: after the Estrela mountain range in Portugal]
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