Iceland dog

noun

variants or Iceland cur
: a breed of small shaggy-haired dogs supposed to have originated in Iceland and kept in England as pets during the 16th and 17th centuries

Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Iceland dog was in 1533

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“Iceland dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iceland%20dog. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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