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span·iel

 (spăn′yəl)
n.
1. Any of several breeds of small-sized to medium-sized dogs, usually having drooping ears, short legs, and a wavy, silky coat.
2. A docile or servile person.

[Middle English spainol, from Old French espaignol, Spaniard, Spanish dog, from Vulgar Latin *Hispāniōlus, Spanish, from Hispānia, Spain.]
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spaniel

(ˈspænjəl)
n
1. (Breeds) any of several breeds of gundog with long drooping ears, a silky coat, and formerly a docked tail. See clumber spaniel, cocker spaniel, field spaniel, springer spaniel, Sussex spaniel, water spaniel
2. (Breeds) either of two toy breeds of spaniel. See King Charles spaniel
3. an obsequiously devoted person
[C14: from Old French espaigneul Spanish (dog), from Old Provençal espanhol, ultimately from Latin Hispāniolus Spanish]
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span•iel

(ˈspæn yəl)

n.
1. any of several breeds of small or medium-sized sporting dogs usu. having long, drooping ears and a long, silky coat with feathering on the legs and tail.
2. a submissive, fawning, or cringing person.
[1350–1400; Middle English spaynel < Old French espaignol Spanish (dog), probably directly < Sp español Spanish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled earsspaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
Brittany spaniel - tall active short-tailed French breed of bird dog having a usually smooth orange- or liver-and-white coat
clumber, clumber spaniel - a thickset spaniel with longish silky hair
field spaniel - large usually black hunting and retrieving spaniel with a dense flat or slightly wavy coat; cross between cocker and Sussex spaniel
springer spaniel, springer - a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
cocker, cocker spaniel, English cocker spaniel - a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England
Sussex spaniel - an English breed with short legs and a golden liver-colored coat
water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
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Translations
جِنْس كِلاب ذات شَعْر طويلكَلْبُ السِّبْنِيلِيّ
kokršpanělšpaněl
spaniel
spanieli
španijel
spániel
spanjóli
スパニエル
스패니얼
spanielis
spaniels
španiel
spaniel
สุนัขพันธุ์หนึ่ง
spanyelbir köpek cinsi
giống chó spaniel

spaniel

[ˈspænjəl] Nspaniel m
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spaniel

[ˈspænjəl] népagneul m
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spaniel

nSpaniel m
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spaniel

[ˈspænjəl] nspaniel m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spaniel

(ˈspӕnjəl) noun
a breed of dog with large ears which hang down.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

spaniel

كَلْبُ السِّبْنِيلِيّ kokršpaněl spaniel Spaniel σπάνιελ perro de aguas spanieli épagneul španijel spaniel スパニエル 스패니얼 spaniël spaniel spaniel cão spaniel, spaniel спаниель spaniel สุนัขพันธุ์หนึ่ง spanyel giống chó spaniel 拍马屁者
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Similarly, and not to overstate the obvious, it makes little sense to take a young flushing spaniel to a trainer who has made his/her name in pointing dog circles, despite that trainer's potential aptitude with flushers.
Equally talented as both a waterfowl retriever and a flushing spaniel, the AWS makes a great family pet and year-round buddy, too.
* HISTORY LESSON Like most other flushing spaniel breeds, the cocker spaniel emerged from the spaghetti-like snarl of spaniels in 18th and 19th century England.
They took to both cockers and the training and trialing game in a big way, and they dedicated their retirements to traveling the country to run dogs and work with trainers, and generally immerse themselves in the world of flushing spaniels.
The four basic types of gun dogs are featured--retrievers, pointing dogs, versatile breeds and flushing spaniels. Featuring Bob West and Roger Sparks.