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tosa

(ˈtəʊsə)
n
(Animals) a large dog, usually red in colour, which is a cross between a mastiff and a Great Dane: originally developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized as a breed by kennel clubs outside Japan
[C20: from the name of a province of the island of Shikoku, Japan]
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