belton

noun bel·ton \ ˈbel-tᵊn \

Definition of belton

plural -s
1 : a blended, flecked, or finely mottled combination originally of gray and yellow but now of any two colors including especially white used of the coats of dogs (as of certain setters)
  • blue belton
  • orange belton
2 : a dog with a belton coat

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Origin and Etymology of belton

from Belton, Northumberland, England


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