malamute

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English[edit]

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An Alaskan malamute.

Etymology[edit]

So called because the dogs were bred by the Malamute people of western Alaska (see Wikipedia). The people's name derives from Inupiak malimiut).

Noun[edit]

malamute (plural malamutes)

  1. A ancient northern breed of dog of the husky type, particularly used as a sled dog.