Brittany

noun Brit·ta·ny \ ˈbri-tə-nē \
variants: or less commonly Brittany spaniel

Definition of Brittany

plural Brittanys also Brittanies or Brittany spaniels
: any of a breed of medium-sized gundogs of French origin that resemble spaniels in appearance and have a smooth or slightly wavy coat of orange and white or liver and white somewhat fringed on the chest, forelegs, and thighs
Note: The Brittany originated in France most likely by breeding British pointers with spaniels of the former French province of Brittany to produce a bird dog with an action suggestive of a setter.

Origin and Etymology of brittany

Brittany, region in France


Brittany

geographical name Brit·ta·ny \ ˈbri-tə-nē \
variants: or French Bretagne play \brə-ˈtänʸ\

Definition of Brittany

historic region and former province of northwestern France largely on a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic with the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south
see also breton

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