Labrador retriever

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Labrador retriever

n.
A dog of a breed originating in Newfoundland, having a short yellow, black, or brown coat and often used to retrieve felled game. The breed was developed in England, where the name was changed from lesser Newfoundland to Labrador.

[After Labrador.]

Labrador retriever

n
(Breeds) a powerfully-built variety of retriever with a short dense usually black or golden-brown coat. Often shortened to: Labrador or lab (informal)

Lab′rador retriev′er


n.
one of a breed of solidly-built retrievers with a short, dense black, yellow, or chocolate coat and a thick, tapering tail, raised orig. in Newfoundland.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.Labrador retriever - breed originally from Labrador having a short black or golden-brown coatLabrador retriever - breed originally from Labrador having a short black or golden-brown coat
retriever - a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game