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British Dictionary definitions for tosa

tosa

noun
  1. a large dog, usually red in colour, which is a cross between a mastiff and a Great Dane: originally developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized as a breed by kennel clubs outside Japan

Word Origin

C20: from the name of a province of the island of Shikoku, Japan
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Historical Examples

  • "Such an enemy is not much to be feared," said the Prince of Tosa.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • Tosa then withdrew, that he might not hear Fatkoura's reply.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • Towards noon the Prince of Tosa entered Fatkoura's room abruptly.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • "One or several, and as much baggage as you choose," said the Prince of Tosa.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier

  • The Prince of Tosa also scanned the young waiting-maid from time to time.

    The Usurper

    Judith Gautier