cocker spaniel

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cocker spaniel

n.
1. A dog of a breed developed in the United States, having long drooping ears and a variously colored silky coat. It is smaller and has a more rounded head than the English cocker spaniel. Also called American cocker spaniel.
2. Chiefly British An English cocker spaniel.

[From its original use in hunting woodcocks.]
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cocker spaniel

n
(Breeds) a small compact breed of spaniel having sleek silky fur, a domed head, and long fringed ears
[C19 cocker, from cocking hunting woodcocks]
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cock′er span′iel


n.
one of a breed of small spaniels having a long square muzzle, long low-set drooping ears, and a soft flat or wavy coat.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.cocker spaniel - a small breed with wavy silky haircocker spaniel - a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England
spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
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