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shar–pei

noun, often capitalized S&P \ˌshä-ˈpā, ˌshär-\
plural shar–peis

Definition of SHAR-PEI

:  any of an ancient breed of dogs originating in China that have loose wrinkled skin especially when young, a short bristly coat, blue-black tongue, and wide blunt muzzle

Origin of SHAR-PEI

Chinese (Guangdong) sand + péi fur
First Known Use: 1975

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