tosa

/ (ˈtəʊsə) /


noun
  1. a large dog, usually red in colour, which is a cross between a mastiff and a Great Dane: originally developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized as a breed by kennel clubs outside Japan

Origin of tosa

1
C20: from the name of a province of the island of Shikoku, Japan

Words Nearby tosa

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How to use tosa in a sentence

  • Next to tosa, Saga came to share influence under the new government.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • Satcho kept their mutual harmony well together, and tosa and Saga joined in the concert.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • Full in front of us stood the defiant tower of the Cima tosa, with the two Boccas on either side of it.

    Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
  • In front the towers of the Cima tosa were framed between two bold buttresses, the ends of the bounding ridges of our valley.

    Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
  • Passing round a rocky corner, we found ourselves for the first time facing the huge mass of the Cima tosa.

    Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield