Newfoundland

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New·found·land

noun \ˈnü-fən(d)-lənd, ˈnyü-, -ˌland; n(y)ü-ˈfand-lənd\

Definition of NEWFOUNDLAND

:  any of a breed of very large heavy highly intelligent black, black-and-white, brown, or gray dogs having a thick coat and probably developed in Newfoundland

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Origin of NEWFOUNDLAND

Newfoundland, Canada
First Known Use: 1773

New·found·land

geographical name \ˈnü-fən(d)-lənd, ˈnyü-, -ˌland; ˌnü-fən(d)-ˈland, ˌnyü-\

Definition of NEWFOUNDLAND

island Canada in the Atlantic E of Gulf of St. Lawrence area 43,359 square miles (112,300 square kilometers)
New·found·land·er \-lən-dər, -ˌlan-; -ˈlan-dər\ noun

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Newfoundland

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Dog breed developed in Newfoundland, possibly from crosses between native dogs and the Great Pyrenees dogs that Basque fishermen introduced into North America in the 17th century. Noted for sea rescues, the gentle, patient Newfoundland stands 26–28 in. (66–71 cm) and weighs 110–150 lbs (50–68 kg). Powerful hindquarters, a large lung capacity, large webbed feet, and a heavy, oily coat enable it to swim in cold waters. It has also been used as a watchdog and draft animal. The typical Newfoundland is solid black; the Landseer Newfoundland is usually black and white.

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