borzoi

[ bawr-zoi ]
/ ˈbɔr zɔɪ /

noun, plural bor·zois.

any of a breed of tall, slender dogs having long, silky hair, raised originally in Russia for hunting wolves.

Origin of borzoi

1885–90; < Russian borzóǐ orig., swift, fast; cognate with Czech brzý, Serbo-Croatian br̂z swift, Polish bardzo very
Also called Russian wolfhound.
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borzoi
/ (ˈbɔːzɔɪ) /

noun plural -zois

a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolvesAlso called: Russian wolfhound

Word Origin for borzoi

C19: from Russian borzoi, literally: swift; related to Old Slavonic brǔzǔ swift
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