any of a breed of large dog with a narrow head, long legs, and silky coat; Russian wolfhound
Origin of borzoiRussian borzój, swift ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bheres, quick from source Classical Latin festinare, to hurry
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.
Origin of borzoiFrom Russian borzoĭ, swift, variant of borzyĭ.
- A breed of dog also knows as the Russian Wolfhound.
From Russian борзой (borzój), from борзый (borzyj, “swift”).