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Dandie Dinmont

[ dan-dee din-mont ]
/ ˈdæn di ˈdɪn mɒnt /
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noun
one of a breed of small terriers having short legs, pendulous ears, and a long, wiry, pepper- or mustard-colored coat.
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Origin of Dandie Dinmont

First recorded in 1840–50; after a character in Scott's novel, Guy Mannering, who owned two such terriers

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British Dictionary definitions for Dandie Dinmont

Dandie Dinmont
/ (ˈdændɪ ˈdɪnmɒnt) /

noun
a breed of small terrier with a long coat and drooping earsAlso called: Dandie Dinmont terrier

Word Origin for Dandie Dinmont

C19: named after a character who owned two terriers in Guy Mannering (1815), a novel by Sir Walter Scott
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