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Sussex spaniel

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  1. one of an English breed of shortlegged spaniels having a golden liver-colored coat.

Origin of Sussex spaniel

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for sussex spaniel

Sussex spaniel

  1. a short-legged breed of spaniel with a golden-liver coloured coat

Word Origin

so named because it was bred in Sussex, in the late 18th century
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