Lhasa-apso meaning

ăp'sō
A dog of a small breed originating in Tibet and having a long, straight coat.
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Any of a Tibetan breed of small dog with dense, straight hair that hangs over the eyes and a tail that curls over the back.
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(uncountable) A particular breed of dog, Tibetan in origin.
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(countable) A dog of this breed.
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Origin of lhasa-apso

  • Lhasa Tibetan apso Lhasa apso
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Tibetan ལྷ་ས (lha sa) + Tibetan ཨོག་ཚོམ (og tshom) / ཨག་ཚོམ (ag tshom, “goatee, chin-beard"). Alternatively, from Tibetan ལྷ་ས (lha sa) + Tibetan ར་ཕོ (ra pho, “billy goat").
    From Wiktionary