foo lion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a Western invention, from Mandarin (, good fortune) + English lion. There is no similar word in Chinese itself that uses the word .

Noun[edit]

foo lion (plural foo lions)

  1. A stylized lion/dog traditionally used in pairs to "guard" Chinese palaces, tombs etc.

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