collie

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noun col·lie \ˈkä-lē\

Definition of collie

  1. :  any of a breed of large dogs developed in Scotland that occur in rough-coated and smooth-coated varieties and have erect ears and a long muzzle

Origin and Etymology of collie

probably from English dialect colly black


First Known Use: circa 1651


COLLIE Defined for English Language Learners

collie

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noun col·lie \ˈkä-lē\

Definition of collie for English Language Learners

  • : a large type of dog with long hair and a long pointed nose


COLLIE Defined for Kids

collie

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noun col·lie \ˈkä-lē\

Definition of collie for Students

  1. :  a large usually long-haired dog of Scottish origin that has been used to herd sheep



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