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Either of two medium-sized to large breeds of spaniel, having a curly water-resistant coat and often used in hunting to retrieve waterfowl.
(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
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|Noun||1.||water 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