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Pomeranian

[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n] /ˌpɒm əˈreɪ ni ən, -ˈreɪn yən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Pomerania.
noun
2.
one of a breed of small dogs having long, straight hair, erect ears, and a tail carried over the back.
3.
a native or inhabitant of Pomerania.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; Pomerani(a) + -an
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Pomeranian

/ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Pomerania or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Pomerania, esp a German
3.
a breed of toy dog of the spitz type with a long thick straight coat
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Word Origin and History for Pomeranian
n.

type of dog, 1760, from Pomerania, former province of Prussia on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.

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