water spaniel


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water spaniel

n.
Either of two medium-sized to large breeds of spaniel, having a curly water-resistant coat and often used in hunting to retrieve waterfowl.

water spaniel

n
(Breeds) either of two large curly-coated breeds of spaniel (the Irish and the American), which are used for hunting waterfowl. See also Irish water spaniel

wa′ter span`iel


n.
either of two breeds of spaniels used for retrieving waterfowl. Compare American water spaniel, Irish water spaniel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowlwater spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
American water spaniel - breed of medium-sized spaniels originating in America having chocolate or liver-colored curly coat
Irish water spaniel - breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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