St. Bernard

[ seynt ber-nahrd; for 1, 2 also French sanber-nar ]

  1. Great, a mountain pass between SW Switzerland and NW Italy, in the Pennine Alps: Napoleon led his army through it in 1800; location of a hospice. 8,108 feet (2,470 meters) high.

  2. Little, a mountain pass between SE France and NW Italy, in the Alps, S of Mont Blanc. 7,177 feet (2,185 meters) high.

  1. one of a breed of very large dogs having a massive head and a dense coat, bred in the Swiss Alps as guide dogs and used to rescue lost, snowbound travelers.

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