[tawl-buh t or for 3, tal-]
  1. Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury,1660–1718, British statesman: prime minister 1714.
  2. William Henry Fox,1800–77, English pioneer in photography.
  3. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for charles talbot


  1. (formerly) an ancient breed of large hound, usually white or light-coloured, having pendulous ears and strong powers of scent

Word Origin for talbot

C16: supposed to have been brought to England by the Talbot family


  1. (William Henry) Fox . 1800–77, British scientist, a pioneer of photography, who developed the calotype process
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