Kerry blue terrier


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Kerry blue terrier

n.
A terrier of a medium-sized breed developed in Ireland, having a dense, wavy bluish-gray coat.

[After Kerry, a county of southwest Ireland.]

Kerry blue terrier

n
(Breeds) an Irish breed of terrier with a soft silky wavy coat of a silvery-grey or smoky blue colour

Ker′ry blue′ ter′rier


n.
one of an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers having a long head with face whiskers and a soft, wavy, bluish-gray coat.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Kerry blue terrier - an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers with a silky blue-grey coatKerry blue terrier - an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers with a silky blue-grey coat
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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