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shi·ba i·nu

 (shē′bə ē′no͞o)
n.
A dog of a small breed developed in Japan, having erect ears, a curled tail carried over the back, and a thick coat of various colors, including red or black and tan.

[Japanese, of dialectal (inland central Honshu) origin : shiba, of unknown origin + inu, dog.]
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