Brittany

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

Brittany spaniel

Definition of Brittany

plural

Brittanys

also

Brittanies

or

Brittany spaniels

  1. :  any of a breed of medium-sized gun dogs 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 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


First Known Use: 1945


Brittany

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geographical name Brit·ta·ny \ˈbri-tə-nē\
variants: or French

Bretagne

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Definition of Brittany

  1. 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

  1. —see also breton

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