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n. pl. bor·zois
A dog of a tall slender breed developed in Russia for hunting wolves, having a narrow pointed head and a silky coat. Also called Russian wolfhound.

[From Russian borzoĭ, swift, variant of borzyĭ.]


n, pl -zois
(Breeds) a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolves. Also called: Russian wolfhound
[C19: from Russian borzoi, literally: swift; related to Old Slavonic brǔzǔ swift]


(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.borzoi - tall fast-moving dog breedborzoi - tall fast-moving dog breed    
wolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves


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Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
The most commonly afflicted include the Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, Irish Setter, Saint Bernard, Great Dane, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Greyhound, Wolfhound, Deerhound, Borzoi, and Leonberger.
Many years ago, I had a borzoi - a Russian wolf-hound - as a canine companion.
In 1842 he published "Bukvar" and "Method of Borzoi to learn to read" - a methodical manual for this primer.
Guided by expert handler Bill McFadden, Flynn beat out Ty the giant schnauzer, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the borzoi, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier.
Hound: GCHG CH Belisarius JP My Sassy Girl, a Borzoi known as "Lucy," owned by Michele Molnar & Jamie Danburg & Minoru Kato.
SHE IS AN icon of 1920s modernity: an independent woman with bobbed hair and a short skirt, walking with her streamlined Borzoi, the quintessential Art Deco dog.
World Politics, Borzoi Books in Political Science, New York, Knopf, 1958.
In The Lady with the Borzoi, Claridge triumphantly restores Blanche Knopf's central place in 20th-century publishing history.
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(16.) Bertagnoli L, Lalatta F, Gallicchio R Fantuzzi, M Rusca M, Borzoi A, Deter RL, Quantitative characterization of the growth of the fetal kidney.