Definition of cane corso in English:

cane corso

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘Cane corsos make incredible guard dogs.’
    • ‘I have recently adopted a beautiful Cane Corso.’
    • ‘He has three more dogs, two Cane Corsos and a Rottweiler, at friends' houses.’
    • ‘Quite simply, the Cane Corso is one of the most versatile breeds around, capable of excelling in a number of different pursuits and functions.’
    • ‘The cane corso doesn't bark much but has chased people who come into the yard and shows teeth.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘Corsican dog’, from cane ‘dog’ and corso ‘Corsican’.

Pronunciation

cane corso

/ˌkɑːneɪ ˈkɔːsəʊ/