Irish water spaniel

noun

Definition of Irish water spaniel

: any of a breed of medium-sized retrievers characterized by a topknot, a heavy curly coat which is dark liver in color, and a short-haired tail

First Known Use of Irish water spaniel

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Irish water spaniel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irish%20water%20spaniel. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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