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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Origin and Etymology of kuvasz
Hungarian, from Turkish kavas armed constable, guard, doorkeeper, from Arabic qawwās bowman
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