keeshonden

keeshond

[keys-hond, kees-]
noun, plural keeshonden [keys-hon-duhn, kees-] .
one of a Dutch breed of small dogs having thick, silver-gray hair tipped with black and a tail carried over the back.

Origin:
1925–30; < Dutch, probably special use of Kees (shortening of proper name Cornelius) + hond dog; see hound1

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keeshond (ˈkeɪsˌhɒnd, ˈkiːs-)
 
n , pl -honds, -honden
a breed of dog of the spitz type with a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail, originating in Holland
 
[C20: from Dutch, probably from Kees nickname for Cornelis Cornelius, from Latin + hondhound1]

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