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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]
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]