Origin of spaniel
Examples from the Web for spaniel
Something pulled at his flannel trousers: it was a spaniel puppy, and with it he played till breakfast-time.A Boswell of Baghdad|E. V. Lucas
A spaniel at the point of death requested a mastiff friend to eat him.Cobwebs From an Empty Skull|Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
Number Twelve explained in a weary tone that Fluffles was a Pekinese spaniel.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
To this class belong most of the useful dogs, such as the spaniel, the setter, the pointer and the sheepdog.
She was indeed like a spaniel dog who sees her master coming.Fraternity|John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for spaniel
Word Origin for spaniel
Word Origin and History for spaniel
13c., as a surname meaning "Spaniard;" as a name for a breed of dog of Spanish origin, late 14c., from Old French espagneul, literally "Spanish (dog)," from Vulgar Latin *Hispaniolus "of Spain," diminutive of Latin Hispanus "Spanish, Hispanic" (see Spaniard).