Xoloitzcuintli

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Through Spanish from Classical Nahuatl xoloitzcuintli (literally dog of Xolotl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌʃoʊloʊˌɪtsˈkwɪntli/

Noun[edit]

Xoloitzcuintli (plural Xoloitzcuintli)

  1. A breed of dog, the Mexican Hairless.
    • 1991, Guillermo García Oropeza, Perros en las tumbas de Colima‎
      Whoever has petted a hairless dog will verify that these wrinkles are produced by a lack of hair, especially among the pups of the xoloitzcuintli.
    • 2005, Eduardo Kac, Telepresence and bio art: networking humans, rabbits, and robots‎
      The Mexican xoloitzcuintli (or xolo) is a likely GFP K-9 breed (fig. 77).
    • 2005, Kent V Flannery, Joyce Marcus, Excavations at San José Mogote 1: the household archaeology‎
      Owing to its hairless condition, the xoloitzcuintli visibly perspires...

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