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mal·a·muteor mal·e·mute (măl′ə-myo͞ot′)
An Alaskan malamute.
[Short for malamute dog, from Inupiaq Malimiut, name of a subgroup of the Inupiaq.]
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(Breeds) an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat
[from the name of an Inuit tribe]
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one of an Alaskan breed of large dogs with a dense, coarse gray or black and white coat, erect ears, and a bushy tail carried over the back, raised orig. for pulling sleds.
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