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chihuahua1

Syllabification: chi·hua·hua
Pronunciation: /CHəˈwäwä, CHəˈwäwə
 
 
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noun

A small dog of a smooth-haired, large-eyed breed originating in Mexico.
Example sentences
  • The dogs included shih-tzus, dachshunds, lhasa apsos, bearded collies, corgis, chihuahuas, poodles, pekinese and Yorkshire terriers.
  • Another Doberman, two beagles, a chihuahua, a Finnish spitz, a Westie and a retriever will also be travelling up with their owners to the competition on March 6 to 9.
  • In New Zealand many pedigree chihuahuas, Jack Russell terriers, and all sorts of other dogs, little and big, are already microchipped.

Origin

early 19th century: named after Chihuahua.

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Chihuahua2

Syllabification: Chi·hua·hua
Pronunciation: /CHəˈwäwä, CHəˈwäwə
 
 
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1A state in northern Mexico.
1.1The capital of the state of Chihuahua, the principal city of north central Mexico; population 748,518 (2005).

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