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greyhound

noun grey·hound \ˈgrā-ˌhand\

: a tall, thin dog that runs very fast and that is often used in races

Full Definition of GREYHOUND

:  any of a breed of tall slender graceful smooth-coated dogs characterized by swiftness and keen sight and used for coursing game and racing; also :  any of several related dogs — compare Italian greyhound
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Origin of GREYHOUND

Middle English grehound, from Old English grīghund, from grīg- (akin to Old Norse grey bitch) + hund hound
First Known Use: before 12th century
GREYHOUND Defined for Kids

greyhound

noun grey·hound \ˈgrā-ˌhand\

Definition of GREYHOUND for Kids

:  a tall swift dog with a smooth coat and good eyesight

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