Belgian Tervuren

noun

Belgian Ter·​vu·​ren -(ˌ)tər-ˈvyu̇r-ən How to pronounce Belgian Tervuren (audio)
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: any of a breed of working dogs closely related to the Belgian sheepdog and having abundant long straight fawn or reddish-brown hair with black tips and a dense undercoat

Examples of Belgian Tervuren in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study used Malinois, Dutch Shepherd, Belgian Tervuren, Groenendael and Labrador breeds, but any type of dog can be trained to detect Covid-19, researchers say. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 19 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Tervuren, commune in Brabant, Belgium

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Belgian Tervuren was in 1959

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“Belgian Tervuren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Belgian%20Tervuren. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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