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Lhasa apso

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noun, often capitalized A Lha·sa ap·so \ˈlä-sə-ˈäp-(ˌ)sō, ˈla-sə-ˈap-\

Definition of Lhasa apso

plural Lhasa apsos

  1. :  any of a Tibetan breed of small dogs that have a dense coat of long hard straight hair, a heavy fall over the eyes, heavy whiskers and beard, and a well-feathered tail curled over the back —called also Lhasa



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Origin of lhasa apso

Lhasa, Tibet + Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) ə̄bsɔɔ̀ (written Tibetan absog) small hairy dog, Lhasa apso


First Known Use: 1935


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