Bernese mountain dog

noun

Ber·​nese mountain dog ˈbər-ˌnēz- How to pronounce Bernese mountain dog (audio)
-ˌnēs-
: any of a breed of large powerful long-coated black dogs of Swiss origin that have tan and white markings and were developed as draft animals

Word History

Etymology

Bern, Switzerland

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bernese mountain dog was in 1935

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“Bernese mountain dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bernese%20mountain%20dog. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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