Irish water spaniel


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Irish water spaniel

n
(Breeds) a breed of dog used to hunt duck and having a dense coat of a purplish-liver colour that falls in tight ringlets covering the whole body except for the face and tail

I′rish wa′ter span`iel


n.
one of an Irish breed of large water spaniels having a thick, curly liver-colored coat, a curly topknot, and short hair on the face and thin, tapering tail.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.Irish water spaniel - breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tailIrish water spaniel - breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail
water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
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