plural -s
: 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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Chinese (Pekingese) t'ao1-t'ieh4

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“Tao-tieh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tao-tieh. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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