Samoyed



noun
1.
a member of a Uralic people dwelling in W Siberia and the far NE parts of European Russia.
2.
Also, Samoyedic. a subfamily of Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed people.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) one of a Russian breed of medium-sized dogs that have long, dense, white or cream hair and are used by the Samoyed people for herding reindeer and pulling sleds.
noun
1.
(pl) -yed, -yeds. a member of a group of peoples who migrated along the Russian Arctic coast and now live chiefly in the area of the N Urals: related to the Finns
2.
the languages of these peoples, related to Finno-Ugric within the Uralic family
3.
(səˈmɔɪɛd). a Siberian breed of dog of the spitz type, having a dense white or cream coat with a distinct ruff, and a tightly curled tail

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