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bloodhound

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noun blood·hound \ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd\

Simple Definition of bloodhound

  • : a large dog that has very long ears and a very good sense of smell and that is often used for finding people and for hunting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bloodhound

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of large powerful hounds of European origin remarkable for acuteness of smell

  2. 2 :  a person keen in pursuit


BLOODHOUND Defined for Kids

bloodhound

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noun blood·hound \ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd\

Definition of bloodhound for Students

  1. :  a large hound with long drooping ears, a wrinkled face, and a very good sense of smell




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