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kelpie

noun kel·pie \ ˈkel-pē \

Definition of kelpie

: any of a breed of energetic working dogs developed in Australia from British sheepdogs

Origin and Etymology of kelpie

Kelpie, name of a dog of this breed


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kelpie

noun

Definition of kelpie

: a water sprite of Scottish folklore that delights in or brings about the drowning of wayfarers

Origin and Etymology of kelpie

perhaps from Scottish Gaelic cailpeach, colpach heifer, colt


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