Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A longhaired sheepdog of a Hungarian breed.
  • n. A plural of pul.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a breed of Hungarian sheepdog with a distinctive thick, corded coat.

Etymologies

Hungarian.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hungarian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is a curry from south India where it is called puli sour kuzhambu.

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  • A white toy poodle named Walker who overcame his fear of big crowds won the toy group and a puli was a repeat winner among the herding bunch.

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  • Tonight Sadie plans to defeat such dogs as a whippet, a French bulldog and something called a puli (pictured above), which appears to be nothing more than some rope fashioned into the shape of a dog.

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  • Another source of Turkic terms in Hungarian are words such as the dog names "puli" and "komondor" and a few local dialect terms that derive from the Cuman language, which was spoken east of Budapest in the "Kun" regions until the mid 1700s.

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  • Following the death of her only son, Puliyur Saroja, so named because she was as feisty as a 'puli' (tiger), now runs a school in Chennai in memory of her son.

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  • This shaggy dog story - seriously, it's practically a puli - jumps from Europe to America, involving fat men and giraffes before both characters' searches are over.

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  • Otrzymaliśmy możliwość wyświetlania długich opisów, do 255 znaków, możliwość kontaktu z osobami z nowej puli długich numerów sieci GG, nowe statusy: "Chętny do rozmowy" oraz "Nie przeszkadzać", poprawiono wysyłanie obrazków i usługę wysyłania smsów do sieci Plus GSM.

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  • Also reaching the final ring were a brittany that recently had two litters, a whippet that can run 35 mph, a Doberman pinscher headed into retirement, a white toy poodle who overcame his anxiety around crowds, a Canadian-bred French bulldog and a puli that twice won the herding group.

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  • Yes, Stump was almost eclipsed by the competition, by the other dogs competing in Best in Show, a standard poodle, a Scottish terrier, a puli, a Brussels griffon and a Scottish deerhound, but Stump proved to be no schlump.

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  • This is the same one we make, but my husband always has a conflict in which puli to be added as i always go for kodampuli & he hates … but i think Meen curry wont be meen curry without kodampuli!!

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  • A dog breed "brought into Hungary by Oriental nomads around the year 1000. It is very similar to the tibetan terrier," says Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 1980. "The puli is the smallest of the Hungarian sheepdogs... like a smaller version of the Komondor."

    February 21, 2007