Arabian horse


Definition of Arabian horse

: any of an ancient breed of swift compact horses developed in Arabia that have large wide-set eyes, a face that is dished in profile, and usually gray or chestnut silky hair

Note: Arabian horses are noted for their graceful build, speed, intelligence, and spirit and are often used as sires to improve or modify other breeds.

First Known Use of Arabian horse

1588, in the meaning defined above

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“Arabian horse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Arabian horse

: a type of horse originally from Arabia

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