Saint Bernard(redirected from St. Bernard (disambiguation))
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A dog of a large, strong breed having a dense reddish-brown and white coat, developed in the Middle Ages by monks of the hospice of Saint Bernard in the Swiss Alps as a watchdog and as a rescue dog for travelers lost in the snow.
(Breeds) a large breed of dog with a dense red-and-white coat, formerly used as a rescue dog in mountainous areas
[C19: so called because they were kept by the monks of the hospice at the Great Saint Bernard Pass]
one of a breed of very large, heavy dogs with a massive head and a dense red-and-white or brindle-and-white coat, bred in the Swiss Alps and used to rescue lost, snowbound travelers.