[ bree-ahr, -ahrd ]

  1. 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

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How to use Briard in a sentence

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

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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.

British Dictionary definitions for briard


/ (briːˈɑːd, briːˈɑː) /

  1. a medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour

Origin of briard

French, literally: of Brie (region in N France)

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