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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
Pomeranian
type of dog, 1760, from Pomerania (Ger. Pommern, Pol. Pomorze), former province of Prussia (now Poland) on the south coast of the Baltic Sea, M.L., from Pomerani, name of a Slavic tribe there, from Pol. po morze "by the sea."
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