Etymology
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malamute (n.)

also malemute, type of large Eskimo dog, 1874, from name of an Eskimo tribe in northwestern Alaska that developed the breed. The native form is malimiut. Bright offers no etymology.

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Definitions of malamute

malamute (n.)
breed of sled dog developed in Alaska;
Synonyms: malemute / Alaskan malamute
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