Saint Bernard

Saint Ber·​nard | \ -bər-ˈnärd \
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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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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English Language Learners Definition of Saint Bernard

: a very large, strong dog that was used in the past to find and help lost travelers

Saint Bernard

Saint Ber·​nard | \ ˌsānt-bər-ˈnärd \

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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