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cocker spaniel

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noun cock·er spaniel \ˈkä-kər-\

Simple Definition of cocker spaniel

  • : a type of small dog that has long ears and long fur

Full Definition of cocker spaniel

  1. 1 :  english cocker spaniel

  2. 2 :  any of a breed of spaniels developed in the United States from the English cocker spaniel that are smaller in size and have a shorter muzzle and longer thicker coat

Origin of cocker spaniel

cocking woodcock hunting


First Known Use: 1840

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