Lhasa apso

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

Definition of LHASA APSO

:  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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