[ ap-soh ]
/ ˈæp soʊ /
noun, plural Lhasa ap·sos.
one of a breed of small terriers having a long, heavy coat, raised in Tibet as watchdogs.
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Origin of Lhasa apso
1930–35; apso < Tibetan, written ab sog
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British Dictionary definitions for lhasa apso
/ (ˈlɑːsə ˈæpsəʊ) /
noun plural Lhasa apsos
a small dog of a Tibetan breed having a long straight dense coat, often gold or greyish, and a well-feathered tail carried curled over its back
Word Origin for Lhasa apso
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