curly-coated retriever


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curly-coated retriever

n
(Breeds) a strongly built variety of retriever with a tightly curled black or liver-coloured coat

curl′y-coat`ed retriev′er

(
n. )
one of a breed of large dogs with a dense, tightly curled coat, used esp. as a water retriever.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.curly-coated retriever - an English breed having a tightly curled black or liver-colored coatcurly-coated retriever - an English breed having a tightly curled black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water
retriever - a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
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