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cane corso Syllabification: ca·ne cor·so
Pronunciation: /ˌkänā ˈkôrsō/

Definition of cane corso in English:


(plural cane corsos)
A dog of a large, athletic breed of mastiff, developed in Italy: Hercules is a black cane corso who tips the scale at about 150 pounds
More example sentences
  • He has three more dogs, two Cane Corsos and a Rottweiler, at friends' houses.
  • The cane corso doesn't bark much but has chased people who come into the yard and shows teeth.
  • Cane corsos make incredible guard dogs.


Italian, literally 'Corsican dog', from cane 'dog'and corso 'Corsican'.

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