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A strong stocky dog of a breed developed in Sussex, a county of southeast England, having long ears, short legs, and a silky golden-brown coat.
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(Breeds) a short-legged breed of spaniel with a golden-liver coloured coat
[so named because it was bred in Sussex, in the late 18th century]
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|Noun||1.||Sussex spaniel - an English breed with short legs and a golden liver-colored coat|
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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