King Charles spaniel

noun
\ ˈkiŋ-ˈchär(-ə)lz- How to pronounce King Charles spaniel (audio) \

Definition of King Charles spaniel

1 British : english toy spaniel
2 : cavalier king charles spaniel not used technically

First Known Use of King Charles spaniel

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for King Charles spaniel

Charles II of England

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

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