one of a breed of retrievers having a short, thick, oily, solid black or yellow coat, raised originally in Newfoundland.
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Origin of Labrador retriever
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for labrador retriever
a powerfully-built variety of retriever with a short dense usually black or golden-brown coatOften shortened to: Labrador, (informal) lab
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