King Charles spaniel

King Charles spaniel

noun
a variety of the English toy spaniel having a black-and-tan coat.

Origin:
1895–1900; named after Charles II of England from his liking for this variety

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King Charles spaniel
 
n
1.  a toy breed of spaniel with a short turned-up nose and a domed skull
2.  cavalier King Charles spaniel a similar breed that is slightly larger and has a longer nose
 
[C17: named after Charles II of England, who popularized the breed]

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