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- n. A type of extinct breed of domesticated dog, related to the modern bulldog and mastiff, or modern breeds created in imitation of it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See alan.
From Old French alans, alanz, from the Alan tribe of medieval barbarians, who were associated with the breed. (Wiktionary)