Russian wolfhound


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Russian wolfhound

n.
See borzoi.

Russian wolfhound

n
(Breeds) a less common name for borzoi

bor•zoi

(ˈbɔr zɔɪ)

n., pl. -zois.
any of a breed of tall, slender, swift dogs with long, silky hair and a long, narrow head, raised orig. in Russia for hunting wolves. Also called Russian wolfhound.
[1885–90; < Russian borzóǐ orig., swift, fast]
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Noun1.Russian wolfhound - tall fast-moving dog breedRussian wolfhound - tall fast-moving dog breed    
wolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves
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