from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dog of a breed originally from Africa, having a short, smooth, reddish-brown coat and characterized by the absence of a bark.
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- n. small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
Of Bantu origin; akin to Tshiluba ba-senji, inhabitants of the hinterland : ba-, pl. n. pref. + -senji, hinterland.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)