- one of an English breed of shortlegged spaniels having a golden liver-colored coat.
Origin of Sussex spaniel
First recorded in 1855–60
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- a short-legged breed of spaniel with a golden-liver coloured coat
so named because it was bred in Sussex, in the late 18th century