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

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Irish water spaniel was in 1865

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“Irish water spaniel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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