Labrador retriever

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noun Lab·ra·dor retriever \ˈla-brə-ˌdȯr-\

Definition of Labrador retriever

  1. :  any of a breed of medium-sized strongly built retrievers largely developed in England from stock originating in Newfoundland and having a short dense black, yellow, or chocolate coat and a thick rounded tail —called also Lab, Labrador

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Origin and Etymology of labrador retriever

Labrador, Newfoundland


First Known Use: 1910


LABRADOR RETRIEVER Defined for English Language Learners

Labrador retriever

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noun Lab·ra·dor retriever \ˈla-brə-ˌdȯr-\

Definition of Labrador retriever for English Language Learners

  • : a medium to large short-haired dog that is black, yellow, or brown in color


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