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ba·sen·ji

 (bə-sĕn′jē)
n. pl. ba·sen·jis
A dog of a breed originally from Africa, having a short, smooth, reddish-brown coat and characterized by the absence of a bark.

[Of Bantu origin; akin to Tshiluba ba-senji, inhabitants of the hinterland : ba-, pl. n. pref. + -senji, hinterland.]

basenji

(bəˈsɛndʒɪ)
n
(Breeds) a small smooth-haired breed of dog of African origin having a tightly curled tail and an inability to bark
[C20: from a Bantu language]

ba•sen•ji

(bəˈsɛn dʒi)

n., pl. -jis.
one of an African breed of dogs with a smooth chestnut coat and a curled tail, noted for their inability to bark.
[1930–35; said to be < Lingala basenji, pl. of mosenji native]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basenji - small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to barkbasenji - small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Translations
basenji
Basenji
basenji
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バセンジー
basendžis
basenji
basenji
บาเซ็นจิ
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