water spaniel

noun

Definition of water spaniel

: a spaniel of either of two breeds:

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Further studies in 1994 uncovered a fluffy white dog at the boy’s feet—possibly the artist’s own English water spaniel, Tristram. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, The Atlantic, "Saving One of Western Art’s Most Iconic Paintings," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of water spaniel

circa 1559, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water spaniel was circa 1559

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