spitz

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noun \ˈspits\

Definition of spitz

  1. :  a member of any of several breeds of stocky heavy-coated dogs of northern origin with erect ears and usually a heavily furred tail carried over the back

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Origin and Etymology of spitz

German, from spitz pointed, from Old High German spizzi; from the shape of its ears and muzzle — more at spit


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