[ seynt ber-nahrd; for 1, 2 also French san ber-nar ]
/ ˌseɪnt bərˈnɑrd; for 1, 2 also French sɛ̃ bɛrˈnar /
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. 8108 feet (2470 meters) high.
Little, a mountain pass between SE France and NW Italy, in the Alps, S of Mont Blanc. 7177 feet (2185 meters) high.
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.
Definition for st. bernard (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for st. bernard
noun usually abbreviated to: St Bernard
a large breed of dog with a dense red-and-white coat, formerly used as a rescue dog in mountainous areas
Word Origin for Saint Bernard
C19: so called because they were kept by the monks of the hospice at the Great Saint Bernard Pass
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