dalmatian

noun, often capitalized dal·ma·tian \ dal-ˈmā-shən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of dalmatian

from the supposed origin of the breed in Dalmatia


DALMATIAN Defined for English Language Learners

dalmatian

noun

Definition of dalmatian for English Language Learners

  • : a type of dog that has short white fur with many black or brown spots


DALMATIAN Defined for Kids

dalmatian

noun, often capitalized dal·ma·tian \ dal-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of dalmatian for Students

: a large dog having a short white coat with black or brown spots


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