Dalmatian

[ dal-mey-shuh n ]
/ dælˈmeɪ ʃən /

adjective

of or relating to Dalmatia or its people.

noun

an inhabitant of Dalmatia, especially a member of the native Slavic-speaking people of Dalmatia.
Also called coach dog, Dalmatian dog. one of a breed of short-haired dogs having a white coat marked with black or brown spots.
a Romance language of Dalmatia, extinct since 1898.

Origin of Dalmatian

First recorded in 1575–85; Dalmati(a) + -an
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Dalmatian

/ (dælˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

Also called (esp formerly): carriage dog, coach dog a large breed of dog having a short smooth white coat with black or (in liver-spotted dalmatians) brown spots
a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia

adjective

of or relating to Dalmatia or its inhabitants
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