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Irish setter

noun
1.
one of an Irish breed of setters having a golden-chestnut or mahogany-red coat.
Origin of Irish setter
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • Taken as a whole, the Irish setter is built more after the type of a racer.

    Sporting Dogs

    Frank Townend Barton
British Dictionary definitions for Irish setter

Irish setter

noun
1.
a breed of setter developed in Ireland, having a flat soft brownish-red coat Also called red setter
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