Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of a breed of large dog, bearlike in appearance, with a long, thick white coat, but falling ears, originally used in the Pyrenees to guard sheep and as a guide in snowy regions, now usually kept as a watchdog
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of a breed of large, heavy-boned dogs having a thick white coat and originally developed to guard sheep.