a breed of dog having loose skin with a wrinkled appearance: it originated in China
Origin of Shar-Peifrom Chin, sand fur or sand skin
A Chinese shar-pei.
Origin of shar-peiCantonese saa1 pei4 ( equivalent to Mandarin shāpí literally, “sand skin,” in reference to the short rough coat typical of the breed )Cantonese saa1 sand ( from Middle Chinese &shookr;a&tricolon; )Cantonese pei4 skin ( from Middle Chinese p&hhook;i )
- a breed of dog known for its distinctive features of deep wrinkles, especially when young, a blue-black tongue, and a rough short coat.