water spaniel


noun

either of two breeds of spaniels, used for retrieving waterfowl.

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Origin of water spaniel

First recorded in 1560–70
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British Dictionary definitions for water spaniel

water spaniel

noun

either of two large curly-coated breeds of spaniel (the Irish and the American), which are used for hunting waterfowlSee also Irish water spaniel
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