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bor·zoi

 (bôr′zoi′)
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.]

borzoi

(ˈbɔːzɔɪ)
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]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borzoi - tall fast-moving dog breedborzoi - tall fast-moving dog breed    
wolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves
Translations

borzoi

[ˈbɔːzɔɪ] Ngalgo m ruso

borzoi

nBarsoi m
References in classic literature ?
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 litter of five borzois puppies, an unusual Russian breed, were handed into Dogs Trust Bridgend's rehoming centre last week when their owner found they were no longer able to care for them.
1 KENNETH ANGER, PUCE MOMENT (1949) Named for the elusive color of flea blood (red-violet to dark, purplish brown), this six-minute sketch for Anger's imagined feature Puce Women began as a lovely, gossamer trifle featuring Yvonne Marquis as a silent-movie-era LA starlet lost in a daydream with her four borzois.