Norwegian elkhound

noun

Definition of Norwegian elkhound

: any of a Norwegian breed of hardy short-bodied medium-sized dogs with erect ears and a very heavy coat of gray hairs with black tips

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Norwegian elkhound

First Known Use of Norwegian elkhound

1878, in the meaning defined above

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