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[bree-ahr, -ahrd] /briˈɑr, -ˈɑrd/
one of a French breed of dogs having a long, slightly wavy coat, raised originally for herding sheep.
Origin of Briard
From French, dating back to 1930-35; See origin at Brie, -ard Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Briard of Ath declared he had found nothing offensive in it, after he had first been told all sorts of bad things about it.

  • Briard was but a moderate painter, although he did some ceilings of rather unusual conception.

    The Memoirs of Madame Vige Lebrun Marie Louise Elisabeth Vige-Lebrun
British Dictionary definitions for Briard


/briːˈɑːd; briːˈɑː/
a medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour
Word Origin
French, literally: of Brie (region in N France)
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