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A dog of a large breed developed in medieval France for herding and guarding, having a long coarse coat that is black, gray, or tawny.
[French, from Brie, a region of northern France.]
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(Animals) a medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour
[French, literally: of Brie (region in N France)]
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one of a French breed of large sheepherding dogs with a long, wavy coat.
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|Noun||1.||briard - old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat|
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