basset hound


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basset hound

n.
A short-haired hunting dog of a breed originating in France and having a long body, short legs, and long drooping ears.

[French basset, short, basset hound, diminutive of basse, feminine of bas, low; see base2.]

bas′set hound`

(ˈbæs ɪt)
n.
one of a breed of short-legged, heavy-boned hounds with a long body, long, drooping ears, and usu. a black, tan, and white coat. Also called bas′set.
[1880–85; < French, n. use of adj.: of low stature =bass- low (see base2) + -et -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basset hound - smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long earsbasset hound - smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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For breeds not listed in the dictionary, capitalize words derived from proper nouns; use lowercase elsewhere: basset hound, Boston terrier."