foo dog

noun, often capitalized F \ ˈfü- \
variants: or
Updated on: 7 Mar 2018

Definition of foo dog

: a mythical lion-dog used as a decorative motif in Far Eastern art

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Origin and Etymology of foo dog

Chinese (Beijing) Buddha; from the use of such figures in ceramic or stone as guardians of Buddhist temples


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