Jack Russell

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Jack Russell

n
(Animals) a small short-legged terrier having a white coat with tan, black, or lemon markings: there are rough- and smooth-haired varieties. Also called: Jack Russell terrier
[named after John Russell (1795–1883), English clergyman who developed the breed]
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Jack Russell

- A type of terrier—not recognized as a distinct breed— named for the Rev. John Russell (1795-1883) of Devonshire.
See also related terms for terrier.
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He became positively purple with rage as he described what a coward it was, picking on poor defenceless Jack Russells.
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"I did not like Jack Russells but I took her in 18 months ago and thought she would get rehomed, but we get along fine now!