Kuvasz

noun
Ku·​vasz | \ ˈku̇ˌväs, ˈküˌ- \

Definition of Kuvasz

1 : a long-established Hungarian breed of tall and light-footed but sturdy white dogs
2 or kuvasz plural Kuvaszok or kuvaszok\ -​väˌsȯk \ : any dog of the Kuvasz breed used for centuries as guard and hunting dogs

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History and Etymology for Kuvasz

Hungarian, from Turkish kavas armed constable, guard, doorkeeper, from Arabic qawwās bowman

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“Kuvasz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kuvasz. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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