What does the word newfoundland mean?

Usage examples for newfoundland

  1. In a short time the rocky coast of Newfoundland rose on the larboard bow, and we stood along to the northward for Saint John's harbour, on the east coast. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  2. Why, he called his last Newfoundland dog Neptune; and do you think, Rosy, that your dear uncle would call his dog after an imaginary being? – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. To him a bee, a bird, a flower, a tree was well- nigh as interesting as a man; yet men, women, and especially children took to him, as one takes to a Newfoundland dog, because, though capable of anger, he seemed incapable of contempt, and to be endowed with a sort of permanent wonder at things. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy