Definition of dalmatian
: any of a breed of medium-sized dogs having a white short-haired coat with many black or brown spots
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There were also people who dressed up like dalmatians and comic book heroes and who wore elf ears and viking hats.
Of course, there are more arguments against Media Station's plan than spots on a dalmatian.
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Origin and Etymology of dalmatian
from the supposed origin of the breed in Dalmatia
First Known Use: 1824See Words from the same year
DALMATIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dalmatian for English Language Learners
: a type of dog that has short white fur with many black or brown spots
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Definition of dalmatian for Students
: a large dog having a short white coat with black or brown spots
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