alan

noun
variants: or

alaunt

less commonly

alant

or

alaun

or

alaund

Definition of alan

plural

-s

  1. 1 archaic :  a large dog used to hunt wild animals

  2. 2 heraldry :  a short-eared dog

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Origin and Etymology of alan

Middle English alaunt, from Middle French alant, alan, from Old Spanish alán, alano


First Known Use: 14th century


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