nounpl. xo·lo·itz·cuint·lis, also xo·lo·itz·cuint·les
Any of several varieties of small to medium-sized dog of a breed developed by the Aztecs, having erect ears and a long tail. The hairless varieties have a dark-colored almost hairless body, and the “coated” varieties have a short, flat coat. Also called Mexican hairless .
Origin of xoloitzcuintliMexican Spanish xoloitzcuintle from Nahuatl xōlōitzcuintli dog of the god Xolotl, monstrous dog xōlōtl monstrous birth or creature, servant, pet, the dog-headed Aztec god Xolotl ; see axolotl . itzcuintli dog
- A breed of dog, the Mexican Hairless.
Through Spanish from Classical Nahuatl xoloitzcuintli, from Xolotl + itzcuintli "dog", lit. "Xolotl's dog" or "monstruous dog".