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Eskimo dog Explained

Eskimo dog at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Breed of hunting and sled dog found near the Arctic Circle. It is believed by some to be representative of a pure breed 25,000-50,000 years old and by others to be descended from wolves. It is powerfully built and big-boned, standing about 20-25 in. (51-64 cm) high and weighing 65-85 lbs (30-39 kg). Its long, waterproof outer coat, variable in color, covers a thick, woolly undercoat. See also spitz.

Eskimo dog at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eskimo \Es"ki*mo\, n.; pl. {Eskimos}. [Originally applied by the
Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw
flesh.] (Ethnol.)
One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and
Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the
Mongolian race. [Written also {Esquimau}.]

{Eskimo dog} (Zo["o]l.), one of a breed of large and powerful
dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely
resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed.
Eskimo dog

Eskimo dog at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Eskimo dog
n : breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog [syn: {husky}]