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talbot

[ tawl-buht, tal- ]
/ ˈtɔl bət, ˈtæl- /
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noun
a hound with long pendent ears.
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Origin of talbot

1350–1400; Middle English: dog's name, originally man's nickname <Old French

Other definitions for talbot (2 of 2)

Talbot
[ tawl-buht or, for 3, tal- ]
/ ˈtɔl bət or, for 3, ˈtæl- /

noun
Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, 1660–1718, British statesman: prime minister 1714.
William Henry Fox, 1800–77, English pioneer in photography.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for talbot (1 of 2)

talbot
/ (ˈtɔːlbət) /

noun
(formerly) an ancient breed of large hound, usually white or light-coloured, having pendulous ears and strong powers of scent

Word Origin for talbot

C16: supposed to have been brought to England by the Talbot family

British Dictionary definitions for talbot (2 of 2)

Talbot
/ (ˈtɔːlbət) /

noun
(William Henry) Fox . 1800–77, British scientist, a pioneer of photography, who developed the calotype process
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