collie

[ kol-ee ]
/ ˈkɒl i /

noun

one of a breed of dogs having a usually long, black, tan, and white or sable and white coat, raised originally in Scotland for herding sheep.

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Origin of collie

1645–55; perhaps Scots collecoal (in reference to the original coloration of the breed) + -ie; compare Middle English Colle dog's name

OTHER WORDS FROM collie

col·lie·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for collie

collie
/ (ˈkɒlɪ) /

noun

any of several silky-coated breeds of dog developed for herding sheep and cattleSee Border collie, rough collie, bearded collie

Word Origin for collie

C17: Scottish, probably from earlier colie black with coal dust, from cole coal
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