Pomeranian

Pomeranian

[pom-uh-rey-nee-uhn, -reyn-yuhn]
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:
1750–60; Pomerani(a) + -an

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Pomeranian (ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Pomerania or its inhabitants
 
n
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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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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