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Alsatian

[ al-sey-shuhn ]
/ ælˈseɪ ʃən /
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adjective
of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants.
of or relating to Alsatia.
noun
a native or inhabitant of Alsace.
a resident or native of Alsatia.
Also called Alsatian dog .Chiefly British. German shepherd.
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Origin of Alsatian

1685–95; <Medieval Latin Alsati(a) Alsace + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Alsatian

pro-Al·sa·tian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Alsatian

Alsatian
/ (ælˈseɪʃən) /

noun
Officially called: German shepherd, German shepherd dog a large wolflike breed of dog often used as a guard or guide dog and by the police
a native or inhabitant of Alsace
(in the 17th century) a criminal or debtor who took refuge in the Whitefriars area of London
adjective
of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants
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