keeshond

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kees·hond

 (kās′hônt′, -hŏnd′)
n. pl. kees·hon·den (-hôn′dən) or kees·honds
A dog of a medium-sized breed originating in the Netherlands, having a thick gray, black, and white coat and a plumed tail carried over the back.

[Dutch : probably the name Kees (nickname for Cornelis, Cornelius) + hond, dog (from Middle Dutch; see kwon- in Indo-European roots).]

keeshond

(ˈkeɪsˌhɒnd; ˈkiːs-)
n, pl -honds or -honden (-ˌhɒndən)
(Breeds) a breed of dog of the spitz type with a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail, originating in Holland
[C20: from Dutch, probably from Kees nickname for Cornelis Cornelius, from Latin + hond hound1]

kees•hond

(ˈkeɪsˌhɒnd, ˈkis-)

n., pl. -hon•den (-ˌhɒn dən)
any of a Dutch breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick black-tipped gray coat, a foxlike head, and a tail carried over the back.
[1925–30; < Dutch, probably =Kees (shortening of proper name Cornelius) + hond dog; see hound]
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Noun1.keeshond - a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Hollandkeeshond - a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
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