briard

noun
bri·​ard | \ brē-ˈär(d) How to pronounce briard (audio) \

Definition of briard

: any of an old French breed of large long-coated sheepdogs

First Known Use of briard

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for briard

French, from Brie, district in France

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The first known use of briard was circa 1929

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