cairn terrier


noun

one of a Scottish breed of small, short-legged terriers having a rough coat of any of several solid colors except white.

Nearby words

  1. cainozoic,
  2. caird,
  3. caird coast,
  4. cairene,
  5. cairn,
  6. cairngorm,
  7. cairngorm mountains,
  8. cairngorms,
  9. cairns,
  10. cairo

Origin of cairn terrier

First recorded in 1905–10; said to be so called because they are found in areas abounding in cairns

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