- one of an English breed of short-legged, stocky spaniels having a chiefly white coat, used especially for retrieving game.
Origin of clumber spaniel
First recorded in 1880–85; after Clumber, estate in Nottinghamshire, England, where dogs were bred
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- a type of thickset spaniel having a broad heavy headOften shortened to: clumber
C19: named after Clumber, stately home of the Dukes of Newcastle where the breed was developed
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