springer-spaniel

springer spaniel

noun
a dog of either of two breeds of medium-sized spaniels, used for flushing and retrieving game.


Origin:
1880–85

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springer spaniel
 
n
either of two breeds of large quick-moving spaniels bred to spring game, having a slightly domed head and ears of medium length. The English springer spaniel is the larger and can be of various colours; the Welsh springer spaniel is always a rich red and white

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