Molossian dog or Molossian hound
- a breed of dog native to Epirus in NW Greece, used in classical antiquity as a hunting dog and guard dog
from Molossia, a district of Epirus
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Examples from the Web for molossian
I was too fond a disciple of Saint Hubert not to recognise the bay of a long-eared Molossian.The Quadroon
Far off through the trees he can hear the wail of the wounded Molossian.
Something more than instinct appears to inspire the Molossian.
On a large grazing estate it is rare for the Molossian to be silent.The Flag of Distress
The great Molossian hound that stood watch was barking and snapping.A Friend of Caesar
William Stearns Davis