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A dog of a medium-sized breed developed in Scotland for bird hunting, having a silky black-and-tan coat.
[After Alexander, Fourth Duke of Gordon (1745?-1827), Scottish hunter.]
(Breeds) a breed of large setter originating in Scotland, with a black-and-tan coat
[C19: named after Alexander Gordon (1743–1827), Scottish nobleman who promoted this breed]
one of a Scottish breed of large setters having a black-and-tan coat.
[1860–65; after Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743–1827), Scottish sportsman]