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Sam·o·yed also Sam·o·yede  audio  (sm-yd, -oi-d, s-moid) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. See Nenets.
  2. Any of a breed of medium-sized dog originally developed in northern Eurasia, having a thick, long, white or cream-colored coat.

ETYMOLOGY:
Obsolete Russian samoyed ( samo-, self; see samovar + -ed, eater; see ed- in Indo-European roots), by folk etymology from Lapp sm emne, land of the Sami

OTHER FORMS:
Samo·yed(Adjective), Samo·yedic(Adjective)


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