blood hound

bloodhound

[bluhd-hound]
noun
1.
one of a breed of medium- to large-sized dogs, usually having a black-and-tan coat, very long ears, loose skin, and an acute sense of smell: used chiefly for following human scents.
2.
a person who is a steadfast pursuer.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English blod-hound. See blood, hound1

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bloodhound (ˈblʌdˌhaʊnd)
 
n
1.  a large breed of hound having a smooth glossy coat of red, tan, or black and loose wrinkled skin on its head: formerly much used in tracking and police work
2.  informal a detective

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