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beagle

[bee-guh l] /ˈbi gəl/
noun
1.
one of a breed of small hounds having long ears, short legs, and a usually black, tan, and white coat.
Origin of beagle
1490-1500
1490-1500; perhaps < Middle French beegueule one who whines insistently, equivalent to bee, 3rd person singular of beer to be open, gape (by-form of bayer (see bay2) + gueule mouth (of an animal); see gullet
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beagle

/ˈbiːɡəl/
noun
1.
a small sturdy breed of hound, having a smooth dense coat usually of white, tan, and black; often used (esp formerly) for hunting hares
2.
(archaic) a person who spies on others
verb
3.
(intransitive) to hunt with beagles, normally on foot
Word Origin
C15: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for beagle
n.

late 15c., of unknown origin, possibly from French becguele "noisy person," literally "gaping throat," from bayer "open wide" (see bay (n.2)) + gueule "mouth" (see gullet).

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