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n. pl. Lhasa ap·sos
A dog of a small breed originating in Tibet and having a long, straight coat.
[Lhasa + Tibetan apso, Lhasa apso.]
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Lhasa apso(ˈlɑːsə ˈæpsəʊ)
n, pl Lhasa apsos
(Animals) a small dog of a Tibetan breed having a long straight dense coat, often gold or greyish, and a well-feathered tail carried curled over its back
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Lha′sa ap′so(ˈæp soʊ)
n., pl. -sos.
one of a Tibetan breed of small dogs with a long, heavy, straight coat that falls over the face and a tail carried over the back.
[1930–35; apso < Tibetan, written ab sog]
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|Noun||1.||Lhasa apso - a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs|
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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