Saint Bernard

Saint Ber·​nard | \ -bər-ˈnärd How to pronounce Saint Bernard (audio) \
variants: or St. Bernard

Definition of Saint Bernard

: any of a Swiss alpine breed of tall powerful working dogs used especially formerly in aiding lost travelers

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Saint Bernard

First Known Use of Saint Bernard

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saint Bernard

the hospice of Grand St. Bernard, where such dogs were first bred

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“Saint Bernard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Saint Bernard

Saint Ber·​nard | \ ˌsānt-bər-ˈnärd How to pronounce Saint Bernard (audio) \

Kids Definition of Saint Bernard

: a very large powerful dog originally of the Swiss Alps and used in the past to find and help lost travelers


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