1. [syn: Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog]
2. an island in the north Atlantic;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Newfoundland \New"found*land`\ (?, often ?), prop. n.
1. An island on the coast of British North America, famed for
the fishing grounds in its vicinity.
2. A Newfoundland dog. --Tennyson.
Newfoundland dog (Zool.), a breed of large dogs, with
shaggy hair, which originated in Newfoundland, noted for
intelligence, docility, and swimming powers.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse
usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous
swimmers; developed in Newfoundland [syn: Newfoundland,
2: an island in the north Atlantic