tao-tieh

noun
tao-ti·eh | \ ¦tau̇tē¦ā \
plural -s

Definition of tao-tieh 

: an often conventionalized figure of a mythical animal's face appearing as a decorative motive on very ancient objects of Chinese art and possibly intended as a warning against gluttony

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History and Etymology for tao-tieh

Chinese (Pekingese) t'ao1-t'ieh4

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