Definition of Mastiff. Meaning of Mastiff. Synonyms of Mastiff

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Definition of Mastiff

Mastiff
Mastiff Mas"tiff, n.; pl. Mastiffs. [Mastives is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf. also F. m[^a]tin mastiff, OF. mastin.] (Zo["o]l.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries. Mastiff bat (Zo["o]l.), any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.

Meaning of Mastiff from wikipedia

- The English Mastiff is a breed of extremely large dog. More correctly identified by many, including the AKC, as Mastiff. They perhaps descended from the...
- Mastiff-type means a large molosser dog. The term "mastiff-type" has been used synonymously with the term "molosser". For example, the bulldog breeds,...
- The Tibetan Mastiff (Tibetan: དོ་ཁྱི, Chinese: 藏獒; Pinyin: Zàng áo) is a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family. Originating with the...
- The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino (Italian: Mastino Napoletano) is a large, ancient dog breed. This m****ive breed is often used as a guard and defender...
- The Bully Dog (also known as Indian Mastiff or ****stani Mastiff) is a type of large-sized working dog that originated in the Indian subcontinent, dating...
- The Pyrenean Mastiff (Spanish:Mastín del Pirineo, Aragonese:Mostín d'o Pireneu) is a large breed of dog originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain...
- gamekeepers to guard estates. The breed's bloodlines are drawn from the English Mastiff and the extinct Old English Bulldog. It was recognized as a purebred dog...
- (scenthounds), Graioides (sighthounds), and Molossoides (mountain dogs, Mastiff breeds, and even Pugs). Although study of the canine genome is causing...
- The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux mastiff, French mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French mastiff breed—and one of the oldest French dog breeds. A typical...
- The mastín Español or Spanish mastiff, is a giant breed of dog, originating in Spain, originally bred to be a guard dog whose specialized purpose is to...
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